A LITRPG NOVEL
As a code monkey for Goliath Corp., Trent Webb feels like a cog in the machine. He wants nothing more than to visit the newly discovered magical continent of Arcadia. But the price is too steep for mere mortals like him, so Trent settles for the next best thing … Arcadia VR.
The virtual reality vacation outfitters at VR World have a package that provides an MMORPG experience in Arcadia—complete with elves, mythical creatures like griffins and unicorns, and lads and lasses in distress—in short, everything Trent needs to become the hero he yearns to be.
However, once he’s in the game, Trent discovers a much larger quest, one that may actually affect the real world as he knows it.
Arcadia Unlocked is the first book in the Arcadia LitRPG series.
201 Creative writing prompts for speculative fiction writers
Looking for new ideas for your fiction? This book contains 201 creative writing prompts to unleash your muse. These are tailored for the writer looking to cast a little magic in their fiction, and will spur on adventures for your characters in the horror, science fiction, fantasy, and steampunk genres. Each prompt is accompanied by an inspirational quote and a picture. A robust introduction summarizes the genres and describes how to use the prompts to get your mind in the habit of routinely producing great ideas. Prompts are a fantastic way to try out writing as a hobby, or to develop your next novel idea. With this book in hand, you'll set your imagination on fire!
Please note: this book was previously published as Speculative Fiction: 167 Creative Writing Prompts to Jump-Start Your Fantasy, Steampunk, and Horror Stories. It has been expanded and re-released in this revised second edition.
Praise for a previous edition:
“If you are a writer, you need this book.” —Dennis Waller
These prompts are such fun! I recommend this book for writers seeking new inspiration or who just want a useful (and potentially quick) exercise as part of their writing routine. It would also be handy for homeschooling parents and English or creative writing teachers. —Annie Douglass Lima
“…if you ARE a writer you have in your hands a book of quotes and ideas that stimulate and excite. Ideas that once consumed tend to percolate and cause just enough internal agitation to make you want to sit down and write something… HIGHLY recommended.” —TolkeinFan
across the veil: A paranormal (time travel) romance NOVEL
Burned when her ex-boyfriend drains her bank account, practical and independent Cassandra Raines is determined that no man will come between her and the life she desires. Just as she thinks everything is under control, an enchanted necklace circles her throat and alters her world forever.
With the aid of a local pagan witch, the magical necklace shows her a time when she was Juliet Claire, a well-to-do 1920s flapper, straining at the social bonds of her mother’s generation. Juliet becomes embroiled in Chicago’s underworld of bootlegging and gang warfare. When events of the present begin to mirror events of the past, Cassandra struggles to learn fate’s lesson in time to avoid the peril from Across the Veil.
Across the Veil blends historical fiction with magical elements to create a thrilling tale of adventure, time travel, and romance. Romantic, passionate, and bittersweet, this intelligent, thriller will sweep you away. Scroll up and click the “Look Inside” feature to read the opening of this romance.
Readers love Across the Veil:
"This book literally kept me up until 3 a.m. I don’t know whether to thank you for the amazing story or curse you for my lack of sleep."
"Incredibly romantic and filled with rich, fascinating history."
"Beautifully weaves two stories into a deeply entertaining read."
“A refreshing change from the vampires and werewolves dominating the paranormal romance genre.”
"Archer brings the past to life and makes the impossible seem real."