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Kumasagi: Destin by Leslee Sheu book cover
A romantic fantasy featuring a semi-aquatic society in a vibrant world, compelling characters, and forbidden love Read more
Clara and the Nutcracker by T.K. Merchant book cover
A fantasy adaptation of the holiday fairytale featuring a grown-up Clara, a stalwart Nutcracker, an undead Mouse King, and their bloody confrontation. Read more
The Black Crown by John A. Douglas Book Cover
A compelling epic fantasy featuring a ghoulish sorcerer, vengeful dragons, found family, and orcs. Read more
Tales from the Dream Nebula Book 1 Dreams within Dreams by M.D. Boncher Book Cover
A series of space opera novellas featuring a fun cast of characters, a vibrant pseudo-space setting, and thrilling heroics. Read more
Scars: Heroes Come in All Sizes by J. Ishiro Finney Book Cover
A psychological sci-fi novella featuring a former astronaut and his super-intelligent support animal Read more
Fear the Four Towers by TJ Marquis Book Cover
A sword and sorcery dungeon crawl featuring the Gorgonbane characters tackling puzzle rooms, monsters, and a false god. Read more
Deathbringer by Blake Carpenter Updated Book Cover
A dark sword and sorcery tale of necromancy and revenge featuring a talking sword, lite steampunk setting, and gory action Read more
The Thing from HR by Roy M. Griffis Book Cover
A Lovecraftian comedy featuring a Shaggoth with a surfer dude sidekick, sexy college girls, and eldritch cultists out to destroy the world. Read more
Twisting Every Way by Amy Sutphin The Twisted Realm Novella Book Cover
A Wizarding World-style collection of novellas featuring imaginative monsters, delightful locations, and strong friendships. Read more
The Garden Maze by Isaac Anderson Book Cover
A dark fairytale novella featuring a dapper rabbit with a jaded personality, evil wooden puppets, and carnivorous roses Read more
The Long Moonlight by Razörfist (sometimes written Raz0rfist) Book Cover
A short fantasy noir story featuring a master thief, a cunning detective, and deadly gang lords. Read more
Transmutation Texas Watcher of the Damned Vol 1 by R.H. Snow Book Cover
A stunning post-apocalyptic western featuring mutated humans, monsters, cultists, and loving descriptions of Texas. Read more
Dan the Destructor by Rob Rimes Book Cover
A pulpy portal fantasy featuring cool warriors, heroic adventure, and gory action Read more
After Moses by Michael F. Kane Book Cover
An engaging space western featuring a gun-slinging captain, a crumbling solar system civilization, and colorful villains. Read more
Werecats Emergent by Mark J Engels book cover
A unique take on the concept of were-creatures that delivers fast-paced excitement and a clever urban fantasy world. Read more
Starshatter by Black Knight Book Cover
A collection of space adventure tales featuring a diverse cast of cool characters confronting hostile aliens, slavers, and pirates Read more
Swords and Maidens edited by N.R. LaPoint Book Cover
Swords and Maidens is a short story anthology featuring eleven tales of heroics in a range of sci-fi and fantasy settings. Edited by NR LaPoint, this collection will gratify anyone looking for simple fun. Read more
The Awful Truth about Forgetting by L. Jagi Lamplighter Book Cover
An engaging magic school adventure featuring the headless horseman, a Comfort Lion as big as the universe, and a death cult now lead by an even badder demon! Read more
Drosselmeyer: Dance of the Nutcracker by Paul Thompson Book Cover
A rousing finale to the Nutcracker Trilogy, featuring gladiator battles, beautiful toys, and a eucatastrophic victory. Read more
Bloodbane by TJ Marquis Book Cover
A fast-paced paranormal pulp novel with horror action and mild litRPG elements Read more
The Raven The Elf and Rachel by L. Jagi Lamplighter Book Cover
A wonderful magic school tale of utilizing new skills to fight evil with friends. Great for binge-reading! Read more
Blood Pressure by Joseph Kellogg Book Cover
A gripping police procedural set in a fantasy world of magitech and unique race-types Read more
The Black Beast of Ipswich a Sherlock Holmes and Carnacki novella by William Jeffery Rankin book cover
A compelling occult detective story that features two classic detectives, cursed remains, and thrilling adventure. Read more
The Governess of Greenmere by Paul Leone Book Cover
A distinctly English-feeling, Gothic fantasy novella featuring a good dog, fallen angels, and Merlin Read more
The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Robert Kroese Book Cover
An alternate history story that follows an intrepid band of heroes from a distant future space war to the thick of the Viking Age Read more
Uriel's Revenge by David Roome Book Cover
Review: Uriel's Revenge by David Roome "Uriel’s Revenge is an action, sci-fi story that builds tension and mystery, and then releases and reveals in satisfying and enjoyable ways."This review was written by Patrick from Cave to the Cross Apologetics. Periapsis Press is sharing it with permission. I encourage you to Read more
Drosselmeyer: The Watcher’s Realm by Paul Thompson Book Cover
A phenomenal wizard adventure fantasy novel, featuring our beloved Drosselmeyer, new monsters, and driving action. Read more
Gun Magus by N.R. LaPoint Book Cover
An unpretentious isekai novel featuring a gun-slinging male lead, an eldritch floating fortress, and anime girls. Read more
Jiao Tu's Endeavour Ep 1 The Kidnapped Mousling by Donald Uitvlugt Book Cover
An enjoyable “furry” sword and planet adventure featuring a bunny warrior, a sentient sword, ghosts, and plenty of heroics. Read more
Dawn of the Broken Sword by Kit Sun Cheah Book Cover
A steady cultivation novel with unique sci-fi elements Read more
Mouse by Kaylena Radcliff updated Book Cover
A dystopian fantasy that juxtaposes energy guns and chip implants with swordsmen, giant wolves, and a vivid setting Read more
In Darkness Cast by Jonathan Shuerger Book Cover
A driving sword and sorcery novel about a hero who prays for help and receives an all-powerful – and evil – sorcerer from another world in answer Read more
Invocations of the Submortal by William Rankin Book Cover
A small-town horror novella blending weird fiction, adventure, and suspense Read more
Heroes Fall by Morgon Newquist Book Cover
A superhero story featuring engaging drama and confrontation with fate, punctuated by slick action scenes Read more
Pulp Rock Book Cover
Talented authors manifest rock-infused prose and plot in this short story anthology Read more
Let Sleeping Gods Lie by David J. West Book Cover
A weird western fantasy combining the thrills of the California frontier with the chills of cosmic horror Read more
Made in His Image by Jeff Stoner Book Cover
A sexy space adventure featuring a cast of likeable characters and a detailed sci-fi setting Read more
Drosselmeyer: Curse of the Rat King by Paul Thompson Book Cover
An action-packed fantasy based on the character from the Nutcracker ballet. One part magic school, one part mystery, one part gory retribution! Read more
Ronald Regan's Brilliant BUllet by Frederick Gero Heimbach Book Cover
An alternate history story featuring such bizarre elements as rocket powered flying suits, singing Mount Rushmore heads, and cloning via supernatural powers Read more
Hellgate by Morgon Newquist Book Cover
A paranormal suburban fantasy that throws a relatable female lead alongside two compelling romantic interests in a fight against a demon wolf Read more
Out of the Deep by TJ Marquis Book Cover
This sequel to How Black the Sky exceeds the first--delivering even more action, intriguing worldbuilding, and that brawly theology. Read more
Light Unto Another World Vol 1 by Yakov Merkin Book Cover
A fresh take on the popular isekai genre, featuring a compelling lead with a detailed background, a true fantasy setting, and plenty of action. Read more
Redcaps Rising by P.A. Piatt Book Cover
A comedic fairytale featuring a road trip across America with a backseat full of irreverent elves, kooky mishaps, and a genre-defying adult main character. Read more
Abort by C.D. Hulen Book Cover
A Christian science-fiction short story filled with tension and thematic imagery Read more
Penance by Paula Richey and Thomas Plutarch Book Cover
An energetic young adult superhero novel, featuring superpowers, aliens, an extraterrestrial sex trafficking ring, and the imminent invasion of earth! Read more
Gideon Ira in Castle Bloodghast by Adam Lane Smith Book Cover
A heavy metal Christian campaign to bring a lost lamb out of a stronghold of evil and back to the fold Read more
Gideon Ira Knight of the Blood Cross by Adam Lane Smith Book Cover
A post-apocalyptic adventure that will leave no demon unscathed Read more
The Devil's Dictum by Frederick Geo Heimbach Book Cover
A satirical tale of adventure in a twisted-history version of the United States Read more
Hell Spawn by Declan Finn Book Cover
An action packed novel--one part exorcism horror, one part urban fantasy--featuring battles with the demon-possessed, God-given superpowers, and chillingly palpable evil. Read more
The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson Book Cover
A hair-raising adaptation of the classic revenge story, newly packed with loads of undead and horror delicacies to relish! Read more
A Greater Duty by Yakov Merkin Book Cover
A detailed military space fleet novel featuring diverse alien species and exciting battles both in space and on the ground. Read more
Collateral Damage by Adam Furman Book Cover
A high-speed science fiction thriller about a father’s battle to save his son, underfoot of a kaiju/mech battle for humanity’s survival. Read more
The Last Ancestor by Alexander Hellene Book Cover
A dynamic sword and planet romp of faith and daring! Read more
The Heights of Perdition by C.S. Johnson Book Cover
An engaging science fiction romance filled with space pirates, futuristic tech, a world reeling from nuclear fallout, and—of course—romance. Read more
The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter Book Cover
A delightful magic school tale of fast friendships, secrets, and parallel worlds! Read more
Pirates of the Electromagnetic Waves by Fenton Wood Book Cover
A story of youthful ingenuity set in a flavorful science fiction, alternate history world! Read more
The Crimson Spark by William Hastings Book Cover
A dark fantasy adventure following young characters on their quest for freedom, hope, and healing Read more
The Brand of the Warlock by Robert Kroese Book Cover
A clever and compelling fantasy, thick with mystery and suspense, dark magic and demons! Read more
How Black the Sky by TJ Marquis Book Cover
A fun, heavy metal romp following a band of warriors through epic battles to defend against an invasion of Underworld monsters! Read more
Combat Frame XSeed by Brian Niemeier Book Cover
A gritty action novel that blends mecha anime and military science fiction to deliver high-energy combat alongside thrilling intrigue! Read more
Ghostblade by Adam Lane Smith Book Cover
An adventure-packed light novel in the shōnen vein that delivers a unique and entertaining spin on some of the best elements of that genre: tenacious characters, dynamic action sequences, and thematic elements of diligence and community. Read more
A streamlined tale of steampunk-flavored adventure Read more
Corona-Chan Book Cover
a fantasy and sci-fi short story anthology that delivers adventure in a kaleidoscope of settings, characters, and tones, sure to leave you looking for more! Read more
The Eye of Sounnu by Schuyler Hernstrom Book Cover
“Mortu and Kyrus in the White City” by Schuyler Hernstrom, a short story found in The Eye of Sounnu Read more