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Marian Allen

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For as long as she can remember, Marian Allen has loved telling and soaking up stories. At the age of six, she was told somebody got paid for writing books and movies and television shows; she abandoned her previous ambition (beachcomber), and became a writer.

Allen has had stories in anthologies, on-line and print publications, including Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress anthologies 22, 23, 30, and 31.

Small town life agrees with her, especially the interconnectedness of everything and everybody. In her books and stories, no one exists in isolation, but in a web of connections.

Most of Allen’s work is fantasy, science fiction and/or mystery, though she says she’ll write anything else that suits the story and character.

She blogs daily at Marian Allen, Author Lady.

Sideshow in the Center Ring

Sideshow2cConnie Phelan has suffered an unfortunate cosmetic reaction, but she isn’t going to let that keep her from her goals: outgrowing her clown identity, avoiding a love/hate relationship with her nemesis, and resisting the urge to do a good deed.

From Hell Alley to TerraNet comedy stardom. Connie Phelan’s goal is to be top dog in a high-status social group calling itself The Good Society. When the Society invites her to a planet where slavery is legal, Connie is faced with choices: Accept ownership of slaves who throw themselves on her mercy or refuse, leaving them free for an unscrupulous Socialite to abuse? Abandon Honey, an alcoholic hanger-on, or risk her own status in the group to support her? And who SHOULD go into that cannibal pot?

Available in print and Kindle editions.

 Sage: The Fall of Onagros

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Karol, the hereditary ruler of Layounna, vanished while hidden away with her lover, leaving her consort-husband to claim the throne. Shortly afterward, all the children in Layounna’s orphanages also vanished. Ten years later, Karol’s consort-husband claims an obscure young woman as a second wife, and she also vanishes.

In the first book of the SAGE trilogy, a legacy is lost, a woman vanishes into thin air, wisdom is found in unexpected places, and a man hopes to defeat a tyrant with tall tales and gossip.

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Sage: Bargain with Fate

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The consort’s mother and sister dabble in dark matters, including blood sacrifice and poison. Opposed to them are the country’s “unimportant” folk, including a silversmith, a disgraced adept, a shapechanging thief, a couple of kitchen maids, and at least one cat.

In the second book of the SAGE trilogy, memories, people, and items of power are recovered. The mighty are helpless, the weak are strong, and a little girl clutches creatures of terror to her ragged heart.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

Sage: Silver and Iron

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The four Divine Animals are afoot: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise – the Divine Creature who “forgets” the rules of right and wrong. Hold on tight.

In the final book of the SAGE trilogy, the contention over the throne of Layounna is fought on strange battlegrounds: an island, a henyard, a scrivenry, a pocket, and the heart of the chief claimant.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

Shifty: Tales From the World of SAGE

Whether you’ve read Marian Allen’s SAGE trilogy (The Fall of Onagros, Bargain With Fate, Silver and Iron) or not, you can dive right into these stories set in the same world. Some feature settings and characters from the trilogy, some explore lands and people only hinted at in the novels, but all are filled with strong characters and fantasy. Per Bastet Publications invites you to savor this baker’s dozen of stories from the world of SAGE.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

A Dead Guy at the Summerhouse

DeadGuy2cMitch Franklin thinks he’s got it made when the town’s wealthiest eccentric hires him to look after her two lapdogs. Then he meets her family. Five years ago, the last guy she hired played head games the family and servants are still trying to recover from. He also wound up dead. Now, some people think Mitch might be just like him. Some people think Mitch might BE him, back from the grave. Will Mitch survive the anniversary of his predecessor’s death, or will he be another DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE?

Available in print, Kindle, and Audible audiobook editions.

Other Earth, Other Stars

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In order to work off-world, you have to have your connection to the ‘net severed. But what if you still hear voices in your head?

In an alternate history, three young friends and their mechanical dog rent an airship for a jolly holiday. Then sky pirates happen.

Can you ever trust a mermayd? They may be charming, but there’s nobody trickier.

A woman begins to wonder exactly who she is after her atoms are reassembled at the end of a transfer.

By land, air, or sea, with two arms or eight, driving lessons are driving lessons.

These stories and poems, most collected from various venues and one brand new, imagine alternate Earth, future Earth, Earthlings in space and on other planets, and people of other planets.

Science fiction. It’s not just ray-guns anymore.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

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T. Lee Harris

T-Boudicca1T Lee Harris is a writer and illustrator. A graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, T has put her degree to good use when designing and publishing the Indian Creek Anthology series for the Southern Indiana Writers’ Group and the Not From Around Here anthology for the Cincinnati Writers’ Project. Using said diploma to fan bacon smoke away from the smoke alarm was merely a plus.

T’s work has appeared in several print and online venues including untreedreads.com, mystericale.com, the Indian Creek Anthology series and Wildside Press’ Cat Tales 2 anthology. Her novella Winter Wonderland (written for the Black Orchid competition), featuring former FBI agent, Dallas Powell, is available through several electronic venues including Amazon’s Kindle store and in hardcopy through Amazon’s CreateSpace. Hanukkah Gelt, a short story featuring Josh Katzen, is available through untreedreads.com. Several novels are in the works with settings ranging from ancient Egypt to modern day Chicago.

3 Tales of the Cat

3Tales2cThree Previously published tales of Sitehuti of Western Thebes and his feline companion, Nefer-Djenou-Bastet. Contains To Be a Scribe, The Scribe Vanishes and Wanting the Fish.

To Be a Scribe: Everyone has to start somewhere. Sitehuti’s journey to the capital and his new place in the scribal school doesn’t go exactly as planned.

The Scribe Vanishes: Sitehuti and Nefer-Dejou-Bastet are drafted to take part in the census leading up to Pharaoh Ramesses II’s second Heb Sed, the festival to celebrate the Pharaoh’s second thirty years on the throne. This would be quite an honor if there wasn’t an ulterior motive behind the appointment: someone is stealing goods earmarked for the festival and Sitehuti and Neffi have to find out who’s behind the thefts.

Wanting the Fish: Sitehuti of Western Thebes and Nefer-Djenou-Bastet, the temple cat who has ruin– errrr — improved his life, have earned a break. As a reward for service above and beyond to the royal house of Ramesses II, they are invited to accompany a group of young nobles on a hunting trip. Can the scribe and his feline companion survive the honor?

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The Eloquent Scribe

The only thing Sitehuti of Western Thebes ever wanted was to complete scribal school and slide comfortably into the mid-levels of Egyptian bureaucracy. All that goes into the river the day he is adopted by Nefer-Djenou-Bastet, a highly opinionated sacred cat. From that point on, the young scribe’s life is turned upside down. Everyone sees him as special; favored by the gods. Naturally, that makes him the perfect person to investigate a plot against the Great House of Ramesses II. Suddenly, Sitehuti is up to his neck in political intrigue, conspiracy and murder that takes him right into private heart of the royal palace. He’s been bestowed a great honor. Now all he has to do is survive it.

Available in print and Kindle Editions.

Chicago Blues

ChiBlues2cIt started off as a routine night for jazz pianist BC Peale: hop on the Harley, hit a local bar and grab a quick bite before heading over to the Inferno Jazz Club. Unfortunately, the plans of even a 200+ year-old vampire can go seriously awry.

Things go even farther wrong when retired football star turned undercover agent, Galen Miller, enters the picture, drawing Peale into a web of intrigue.

Together, Miller and Peale must confront the modern day evils of the black market arms trade, organized crime and murder. It seems that every clue they follow leads them back to the mysterious crime boss known as Borgia and an ancient evil that threatens the city of Chicago itself and throws everything Peale thought he knew about himself into doubt.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

New York Nights

NYNights2cUndeath isn’t going smoothly for BC Peale.

Peale’s unintentional intrusion into an illegal arms investigation in Chicago has gotten him drafted into Sentry International as a Special Agent and partnered with former football star, Galen Miller. It also brought him face-to-face with his vampiric sire, Francesco Borgia, for the first time in more than two hundred years. That arms case has come to a cataclysmic close, leaving one colleague dead and both Peale and Borgia injured.

While grief and wounds are still raw, a series of brutal killings take place in New York City. The victims are all connected to Eddie Michalson, one of Borgia’s top Lieutenants, prompting Sentry International to pack Special Agents Peale and Miller off to the Big Apple to liaise with NYPD to solve the murders.

However, the assassinations are only a small part of the problems awaiting the team in the city. The killings have ignited a power struggle within Borgia’s criminal empire, shaking it apart and placing everything and everyone Miller and Peale care about at risk.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

Winter Wonderland

WinterWonderland2cWinter has Louisville in its grip and former FBI agent, Dallas Powell, has his hands full with car trouble, cat trouble and trying to keep the Derby City branch of Trueblood Investigations and Security, Inc. solvent. When a juicy insurance job comes his way, he jumps at it, but the discovery of a decades-old murder spawns a veritable blizzard of violence and Dallas finds himself right in its path.

Available in print, Kindle, and Audible audiobook editions.

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Sara Marian

SaraMarianSara Marian was raised in the woods by wild English teachers, and has been writing for as long as she can remember. Mixed-genre speculative fiction is her favorite thing to read or write. She has written traditional and urban fantasy, paranormal bordering on horror, steam and cyberpunk, realism, comedy, and various combinations of all the above. In addition to writing fiction, Sara is a freelance editor, archaeologist, and author of non-fiction historical articles. She is particularly interested in Russian history and literature, historical archaeology, the history of medicine and technology, and the history of tourism in Victorian Kentucky. She blogs at Sara Marian: author, editor, & archaeologist.

The Life and Death (But Mostly the Death) of Erica Flynn

EricaFlynn2cErica Flynn never expected to die in a car crash just minutes after a fight with her husband, Dominic. But then, a modern, down-to-earth skeptic like Erica never expected to end up in an afterlife somewhere between Greek mythology and quantum theory gone haywire. Despite the allure of the Underworld and a happy reunion with her deceased Uncle Jeff, Erica can’t rest in peace until she resolves her fight with Dominic. Just when it looks like haunting a medium might give her a chance, Hades–ruler of the capitol city of the Underworld–forbids her to make contact with the Upper World again.

Against all advice (which is how Erica usually does things), she pits herself against Hades and faces the treacherous road back to the Land of the Living, determined to make things right.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

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Jacob and Jenny Floyd

Jacob Floyd is a paranormal author out of Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife, Jenny, developed the Shepherdsville History and Haunts Tour in Kentucky in the spring of 2016. They soon developed the NuLu History and Haunts Tour on East Market Street in Downtown Louisville after that. His first book, Louisville’s Strange and Unusual Haunts, includes many stops from the NuLu tour, as well as many places he and his wife have investigated. He enjoys not only the ghost stories, but also the history behind the places, as well. Be on the look out for more books in the future!

Louisville’s Strange and Unusual Haunts

When people think of Louisville, they think of basketball, the Belle, and the Kentucky Derby. What they don’t think about are ghosts — but they should! Amid the extensive history and current culture of the city there lies an eerie collection of paranormal tales, many of which have been gathered for this book. From the spirits of East Market, the most haunted street in Kentucky, to the harrowing accounts of the majestic Churchill Downs; from the shadows of the ominous Waverly Hills Sanatorium to the sprawling fields of Cave Hill Cemetery; from the spectral encounters of the St. John’s Church, to the sad, sinister spirits of the Seelbach Hotel, Jacob and Jenny Floyd bring you both secondhand stories and personal experiences that will reveal to many people that Louisville is no stranger to spiritual activity. Read Louisville’s Strange and Unusual Haunts to find out where the ghosts are still among the living.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

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Joanna Foreman

Joanna-ForemanJoanna Foreman was asked to write a ghost story in 2007 and she found herself unable to stop writing them. Thirteen of those stories can be found in “Ghostly Hauntings of Interstate ­65”. She spent three years time­traveling inside her head for research to complete her memoir, “The Know-it-­all Girl”.  She currently is writing a novel set along the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. Her frequent weekend Texas getaways keep her in touch with the imaginary characters living there.

Above all, Joanna’s first priority is family, although she admits to an occasional urge to move to the moon for escape purposes. Her granddaughter advises her to take her cell phone so she can be kept abreast of the family’s shenanigans while she is gone. Joanna and her husband Craig married barefooted in the sand on St. Augustine Beach in 2001. They built a modest home smack­dab in the middle of two wooded acres where they plan to live happily ever after.

Ghostly Hauntings of Interstate 65

GhostlyHauntings2cGo to the café, if you dare, but don’t sit in booth #1. Our ghost plays tricks on unsuspecting diners. How did the pristine, red 1968 Mustang arrive on Interstate-65 at midnight without a driver? Oh sure, the fortune teller had warned of a little girl in trouble, but why had she said nothing about pink? Sacred bones, of a prostitute no less, are unearthed during Interstate construction. See how she solves the mystery of a long-forgotten murder. The mansion was moved in preparation for the new highway, but what about the solid gold coffin in the cellar?

Available in print and Kindle editions.

Riverwalk Chameleon

Julia Madison Tyler throws lavish parties in her bathroom. Indeed, with a grand bathing lounge like hers, it would be a crime not to exploit it. But at one particular party a real crime is set in motion. Julia is romanced by a man intent on making her an accessory to kidnapping. Her desperation is heightened when she realizes her own family is at risk, as well. Can Julia find a way to foil the plot and save her young grandson at the same time?

Available in print and Kindle editions.

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Katina French

KatinaFrenchKatina French is a science fiction and fantasy author from southern Indiana. An award-winning copywriter, she’s been writing professionally for over 20 years. Recent works of fiction include THE CLOCKWORK REPUBLICS series, as well as BELLE STARR, a space adventure serial in the vein of Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Chris Wooding’s Ketty Jay books.

Ms. French writes fast-paced, humor-laced adventure stories with a touch of mystery and romance that appeal to young adults and the young at heart.

She’s been married for two decades to her best friend, who proposed at a cast party for their high school production of M*A*S*H. (Kat played “Hot Lips” Houlihan.) They live in a Grey Cottage in southern Indiana with two creative, funny, opinionated kids and a Siamese cat.

Her website is Katina French: author of steampunk fairy tales.

Belle Starr: Whiskey on the Rocks

WhiskeyRock2cShe’s brave, crazy, dangerous… and your best shot of crossing the galaxy alive. 

Captain Shaen Morris may be certifiably insane. Her ship the Belle Starr may look like a rusty, lobster-shaped piece of junk. But for the right price, they’ll get you off-world, using the interdimensional portal known as “the Passage.” 

When a robot shows up with some unusual cargo, Shaen questions its motivations. When it refuses to power down during transit, she questions whether the fare is worth it. Something lurking in limbo endangers them all, and it takes some fancy flying to get everyone out alive.

Available in print, Kindle, and Audible audiobook editions.

Belle Starr: The Skull Game

SkullGame2cShe’s brave, crazy, dangerous… and your best shot at crossing the galaxy alive. 

An encounter with an android and an orphan has left Shaen unsettled. She’s the best coyote pilot in the galaxy, but the future for all coyote pilots is madness and death, or worse, a permanent return to the hellish Asylum Ships. Unwilling to let the Belle Starr become space debris if she’s incapacitated, Shaen agrees to something she’s never attempted: taking on an apprentice. 

But old rivals Vahnu and Vishku have a different plan to make their fortune and avoid their fate. A plan that includes stealing the very thing she’s struggling to save: Shaen’s fractured mind.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

Belle Starr: Belly of the Beast

She’s brave, crazy, dangerous… and your best shot at crossing the galaxy alive. For once, things are going well for space smuggler Shaen Morris and her sentient ship the Belle Starr. Which should have been her first clue that something was about to go very wrong. When an anomaly in the Passage causes all transportation in the galaxy to grind to a sudden halt, she is forced to help out an old adversary – and put an old friend in grave danger. Shaen could uncover the secret to what created the Passage, and why it drives humans insane. But what will this ancient knowledge cost?

Available in print and Kindle editions.

Bitter Cold: A Steampunk Snow Queen

BitterCold2cThis madcap steampunk adventure takes the story of childhood friends Kai and Gerda, and the nefarious Snow Queen, and sets it in The Clockwork Republics, an alternate history where the American states never united and the world runs on mechanical marvels and alchemical enchantment.

Kit (Kai) is a mechanical genius and Greta (Gerda) is a talented alchemist. When Evelyn DeWinter, a woman the papers call the Snow Queen, kidnaps Kit to complete her diabolical device the Eternity Engine, Greta must risk everything to rescue him.

This book features: A kick-butt heroine. A lot of explosions. A touching love story. A jet-propelled clockwork reindeer.

If you enjoyed Disney’s FROZEN, see what the story looks like all steam(punk)ed up!

Available in print, Kindle, and Audible audiobook editions.

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Southern Indiana Writers

SIWSince 1992, the Southern Indiana Writers have been producing the acclaimed Indian Creek Anthology series. We are pleased to publish the latest anthology, and look forward to more in the future from this talented group of authors.

The Worst Book in the Universe

WorstBook2cThe Worst Book in the Universe is the latest short story collection from the Southern Indiana Writers’ “Indian Creek Anthology” series.

It includes 20 stories set in fictional Wurstburg Middle School, ” the worst school in the universe in the worst town in the universe. ” These stories will be great fun for middle grade readers.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

XX: SIW Goes Platinum

XX can mean a lot of things. In this twentieth volume of the Indian Creek Anthology Series, it runs the gamut from double crosses to X marks the spot. SIW brings you moonshine, love and kisses, cross-over mythologies, and yes, even the number twenty. We invite you to dive in, and enjoy the stories as SIW Goes PLATINUM.

Available in print and Kindle editions.

 

 

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