Self Published Fantasy Releases – March 2021
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27th February – The Lemonade Brothers AUDIOBOOK by Eddie Skelson
After the virus, an unknown, unfathomable plague that prevented people from digesting food, decimated the population, things looked as though they might get better. Then the zombies came. From out of the blue a weakened human race now had to face their former friends and family trying to eat them. Mankind was pushed back. They moved out of the cities and into the hills. Three years later, Geoff and Bevvo are doing what they do best. As professional salvagers they go where the average scavenger fears to tread, into the towns, into the shopping malls. In the small town of Hanley in Stoke on Trent, they believe they have hit the jackpot. A virtually untouched shopping centre is begging to be looted. All they have to do, is get in, do the place over, and get out. Easy. Follow Geoff and Bevvo as they commence their assault and discover that what they believe is the end of the scourge of mankind may only be the beginning.
28th February – Risking Destiny (Naturae Series PREQUEL) by Jan Foster
Fae Queen Lana is furious when Vikings slaughter her humans, but her downfall has only just begun.
Ordering her warriors to capture their alluring leader in a vain hope of preventing future attacks, she reluctantly risks everything to save her race and keep her crown.
But destiny, love and magic will cause more chaos yet in the secretive world of Naturae.
Out of the ashes of destruction, a new villain will emerge to battle hope itself…
1st March – A Song of Steel (The Light of the North Saga #1) by J.C. Duncan
Alternate history – 1116 AD. Three hundred years of cruel Viking raids have finally united Christian Europe against the pagan Northlands. A great crusade has been called to pacify the wild Norse kingdoms. The banner of the cross has been raised against the north, and all the power and fury of the west rides under it.
Ordulf, a talented young German swordsmith, is ripped from his comfortable life and cast into the bloody chaos of the crusade. As fate deals him a cruel blow in the lands of his enemies, he will have to forge a new path through the chaos, or be consumed by it.
In the Northlands, three rival kingdoms must unite to survive the onslaught. But can any man, king or commoner, unite the bickering brotherhood of the Norse? Or is the time of the Vikings finally drawing to a violent end. Heroes will fail, kings will fall, and ordinary people will fight for the right to a future.
1st March – Dive: Endless Skies by Chris Reign
Endless Skies, a reality in a game. For most humans, it represents a second life away from the horrors of a broken Earth. To Eyre, her first full-dive into the fantasy realm is a long shot gamble at finding independence, from her family and her past.
Determination, cleverness, and luck get her far enough to pick up a quest from a shady wizard, with the promise to fulfill her deepest desire. The catch: become a lodestone to danger as the quest leads her into dubious salvation at the hands of lethal Guild mercenaries.
Caught up now in the calculations of the team’s enigmatic leader, Sworn, she finds herself aiding them on a march to clear their own objective: the Dungeon of Ironcross Depot and its master, an Unaligned warlord feared by the Guilds. As the body count grows and the subterfuge deepens, Eyre is forced to decide how far she is willing to go to become the vision she has for herself.
2nd March – Demons, Ink by Clayton W. Snyder
If you’ve got a job, Jack Nyx can do it. For a price.
But he’s about to find out some things aren’t worth the money. When a job he can’t refuse lands in his lap, Jack enlists the help of friend and witch Ivy to track down a missing kid. What he finds instead is just the tip of a dangerous iceberg, and as unseen forces work to make his life hell, he’s caught between the demons bound to him, and the devil he doesn’t know.
2nd March – Dragonkiller (A Tale of Bone and Steel #5) by Kirk Dougal
Keely Staghorn is trapped in a gilded prison.
The resurrected emperor’s power expands and threatens to overwhelm her. His armies capture more kingdoms every day, forcing survivors to worship his religion or face torture. Others are marched into caves to become slaves for his allies, never seeing sunlight again.
The Draig D’Alikar warriors are scattered to the winds, battling the enemy on several fronts.
Keely’s brother, Gera D’Alikar, having already defeated two of the emperor’s sorcerers, chases a third in a desperate attempt to save their homes. Two other legends fight the emperor’s forces in losing battles while Sanchere D’Alikar searches for the dragons to beg for their help in the war.
But the D’Alikars are so far away, and the watcher whispers in Keely’s head, pulsing with rage and mounting power.
And the voice is growing louder.
Can she escape before the emperor is reborn?
2nd March – Companion (The Chronicler Saga #2) by Luke Matthews
Although Samuel’s arrival sundered Eriane’s serenity and security, she has chosen to take up his cause, intent to help him find the truth behind the Queen Consort’s murder. In order to truly help him, she must undertake a dangerous quest to tie up her past and ready herself to be part of Samuel’s – and the Sovereignty’s – future. Although her goal is clear, she’ll struggle to understand her own motivations on the way to learning what truly matters.
Jacob spent a lifetime running from responsibility until Samuel’s unique and intriguing story – and Eriane’s conviction in the face of overwhelming odds – convinced him to choose another path. Back in the Sovereign seat of Balefor, a chance encounter with a dangerous young woman will shed a different light on his investigation into the Queen Consort’s murder, and show him the true meaning of responsibility and loyalty.
Meanwhile, an important figure from Eriane’s shattered life, on the fringes of Sovereign society, must re-learn how to live in a world so different from the one they’ve always known. New alliances are born and tested, and will be strained to the breaking point as the line between trust and manipulation blurs.
All of them will learn the virtues of family found over family owed, and grow to understand the essence of companionship.
5th March – Judd by J.D. Toombs & Erika Schulze
Comet Cove is a city where everyone gets their own special powers when they come of age. Everyone, that is, except for Samael Judd.
Ordinary in a world of extraordinaries, Sam faces the possibility of exile, should his powerlessness be discovered. When a Fragment doesn’t accept themselves, their Aura doesn’t give them the powers they’re promised, making them a Blank.
But a solution exists: If Sam can confront the part of himself that he would rather stay buried, he just might be in the clear. That is until he finds out he’s revealed his secret to the wrong person.
5th March – Bound in Shadow (The Coinblade Chronicles #1) by K.L. Schwengel
Driev Talbert desires only one thing ~ never to return to his old life. Raised among the privileged of Mossrae, he is now content to eke out a living as a jack-of-all-trades in the city’s underbelly. When an attempt to save a friend from the gallows leaves him saddled with a street urchin instead, Driev is reminded that the gods aren’t as benevolent as some would believe.
Seeing the boy safe is a tough promise for Driev to keep when he’d far rather lose himself in his cups.Then there’s the matter of facing off against the powers of Mossrae, who want the boy for their own agendas. Worse,helping the boy lands Driev in the hands of the Coinblades, the elite of Mossrae’s Shadow Guilds. For Driev, death would be preferable. Even a slow, torturous one.
With the boy’s life hanging in the balance, Driev is forced into the middle of political games with deadly consequences. He must outwit mages and guild uprights, and choose between facing his own demons, or sacrificing an innocent boy. A decision that’s not as easy as it might seem.
5th March – Foretold (The Anima Trilogy #3) by Rachael Krotec
Their fate will be determined by the strength of her heart.
For the last three years, Lilah Crowne has lived isolated on a tropical island, the Consul’s pamphlets being her only remaining connection to the outside world. Though distance could not completely mute the apprehension and terror caused by powerful attacks around the globe, the destruction didn’t feel as palpable until Lilah finds her own island attacked. Then, Lilah comes face-to-face with a member of the Six, throwing her strength to fight without anima into question. Everything Lilah thought she understood about the laws of the world will be capsized as answers to long-wrestled questions stand revealed. Will she be able to put aside past grudges and work with unlikely allies to defeat the unimaginable power of the one behind the attacks, or will the world suffer the mortal consequences of her failure?
8th March – The Devil’s Descendants RE-RELEASE (The Point of a Needle #1) by Paul Barry
By the time I was ten I would no longer worry about Angels on my shoulder. I would no longer believe there was a tally of my deeds, both good and ill. I would no longer believe in Heaven, or Hell, or God or the Devil. The Saints would hold no special place in my heart.
By age ten I was no idiot.
I did not believe.
But I was an idiot.
And so were they
They tell you that Hell is vast.
They tell you that Hell is a place of agonising torment.
They tell you that Hell is the fate that awaits the wicked.
And they tell you that Hell is a prison for all eternity.
They only got it half right.
12th March – The Pale Queen by Tyler Sehn
A story can be freedom. A story can be prison.
In service to the mysterious Pale Queen, a poet-warrior navigates a world of magic, carrying a weapon created to kill gods.
Seren searches for his lost lover, striving to find her before the coming of the Never-Was. He writes in a secret notebook about encounters with friend and foe, hoping to make sense of these entangling threads. With his lion companion at his side, Seren seeks truth at all costs.
In a world where the lives of humans and gods are bonded, a single quest can encompass all.
12th March – Songs of Insurrection RE-RELEASE (The Dragon Songs Saga #1) by J.C. Kang
Princess Kaiya’s voice could charm a dragon.
Had she lived when the power of music could still summon typhoons and rout armies, perhaps Cathay’s imperial court would see her as more than a singing fool. With alliances to build and ambitious lords to placate, they care more about her marriage prospects than her voice.
Only the handsome Prince Hardeep, a foreign martial mystic, recognizes her potential. Convinced Kaiya will rediscover the legendary but perilous art of invoking magic through music, he suggests her voice, not her marriage, might better serve the realm.
When members of the emperor’s elite spy clan– Kaiya’s childhood friend Tian and his half-elf sidekick (or maybe he’s her sidekick?)– discover mere discontent boiling over into full-scale rebellion, Kaiya must choose. Obediently wedding the depraved ringleader means giving up her music. Confronting him with the growing power of her voice could kill her.
12th March – Paths of Fire (Magelands Eternal Siege #5) by Christopher Mitchell
Following his victory at the Falls of Iron, the champion Corthie Holdfast starts to believe he has a destiny. He is the chosen one, the hero who will defeat the Ascendants, and end their tyrannical rule of Lostwell.
As the Black Dragon tries to assemble an army from the wild and outlaw dragons of the Catacombs, the Gods of Implacatus plan their revenge, sending two Ascendants to regain control of Lostwell.
Their mission – to find the fabled Sextant, and to destroy the Holdfasts forever.
12th March – A Crimson Wolf (Slaves of the New World #3) by Ashley Capes
Still separated, Thomas and Mia are each closing in on final secrets to unlock the Clara, the mighty airship that can win them their freedom at last. And while their hopes are pinned on the mysterious Alita’s Shell, none know what lies behind the ancient doors.
Nor are Thomas and Mia the only ones who seek the airship.
Elisabeth continues to conceal her true motives and more, new players are about to make themselves known in the race to uncover the past. Not to be beaten, King Williams sends his forces deep into the Inland Federation too, desperate to steal the secrets himself – and have his revenge.
18th March – The Colossus of The Thames & Other Tales by Mark R. Brandon
Welcome to London, 1867. No, not *your* London…
This is the London of the Forever Queen, Her Imperial Majesty Alexandrina Victoria, Empress of India, the Good Hope and the Fifteen Colonies.
‘The Colossus of the Thames & Other Tales’ takes you on a magical adventure into a world where the British never left America, where the streets of London thrum with pneumatic trains and taxicabs driven by brass automata and armed airships ply the skies over the Mother of Parliaments.
You’ll meet the last man to remember the Lost Poets, consult the Great Brass Detective and travel with the Night Doctor on his dark mission to a street in Bayswater which doesn’t exist…
You’ll hear rumours of the Armamentarium and of the Constabulary of Chronological Affairs, of the Greenwich Atom and the Grand Engine at Inkerman, of Dark Lanterns and Radicals, of the Button Man and the Clockwork Clockmaker.
And you’ll see the Colossus of the Thames, ancient, unfathomable protector of London, jewel of the Empire, capital of all the world.
19th March – Red Harvest Moon (The Wandering Knife #1) by Miles Hurt
THE TABLES FOR THE HARVEST FEAST ARE SET.
AND THE GHULS OF URIZAN ARE COMING, UNINVITED.
Led by the colossus Krond, the flesh-eating ghuls are ready to blaze and burn across the lands of Soren. The village of Puttle lies in their path, where they will bring fire and death.
The Black Feather is an outlaw, an outcast, a Wandering Knife. But he is the only hope the villagers have in this dark hour. Bandit turned protector, the Black Feather is hired by the villagers to take up his sword against the marauders.
Krond seeks the Black Feather. The ghuls are hungry. And the harvest moon will shine red.
24th March – Of Blood and Fire (The Bound and the Broken #1) by Ryan Cahill
Born in fire. Tempered in blood.
Epheria is a land divided by war and mistrust. The High Lords of the south squabble and fight, only kept in check by the Dragonguard, traitors of a time long past, who serve the empire of the North.
In the remote villages of southern Epheria, still reeling from the tragic loss of his brother, Calen Bryer prepares for The Proving—a test of courage and skill that not all survive.
But when three strangers arrive in the village of Milltown, with a secret they are willing to die for, Calen’s world is ripped from under him and he is thrust headfirst into a war that has been raging for centuries.
There is no prophecy. His coming was not foretold.
He bleeds like any man, and bleed he will.
26th March – Orchestra of Treacheries RE-RELEASE (The Dragon Songs Saga #2) by J.C. Kang
The mightiest dragon threatens the world, and only the power of a Dragon Song can vanquish him.
Two years have passed since Kaiya rediscovered the lost magic of Dragon Songs, yet the power of her voice is untrained. Potential suitors see her as a stepping stone. One ruthless cousin would rather step on her gravestone.
Not one to get walked over or buried, Kaiya is holding out for the exiled foreign prince who inspired her to sing. The only one who appreciates her abilities more is the world’s last dragon, Avarax, and it’s not because he enjoys a good song.
Raw and unproven, she finds mentors in unlikely places. An elf courtier. An ancient healer. A martial arts master. And an evil sorcerer. She’ll need their guidance to survive the final showdown between a girl finding her voice, and a dragon who has no intention of being fooled a second time.
26th March – Aofie’s Quest (Gods &Goddesses of Labraid #1) by Angela J. Ford
A warrior princess with a dire future embarks on a perilous quest to regain her fallen kingdom.
Eighteen-year-old Aofie’s Mor is an outcast princess, hiding in the sacred forest of the centaurs. She’s spent her life training for one purpose: to take back her kingdom from the angel of death.
When she comes of age, the centaurs prepare her to reunite with the humans. However, on the morning of her departure, she learns a horrific truth that leaves her questioning her true identity.
Frustrated, but taught not to question the will of the gods, Aofie travels deep into perilous lands in search of her birth mother. Along the way she accidentally frees a dangerous goddess, befriends a mysterious iceman, and meets a magic-wielding nymph.
But threads of betrayal and corruption run deeper than Aofie imagined. As she faces trials and tribulations, she begins to question everything she’s assumed to be true. Caught in the ultimate war between good and evil, Aofie must make a choice about her future.
Will she have the strength and courage to take back her kingdom? Or will she turn her back on fate and choose her own destiny?
30th March – Wizardoms: Legend of the Sky Sword by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
A terrifying prophecy. A royal abduction. The desperate search for a legendary blade.
The Seers are blind to prophecy, or so it seems until a nightmarish vision shocks everyone. A darkness comes. Should it claim the elves, it will advance until it consumes the southern wizardoms.
To stave off impending doom, misfit heroes embark on a quest for magical sword not seen in millennia.
The newborn princess of Pallanar is abducted, triggering a desperate search. Her wizard father will do anything to rescue her. Who is behind it and what will his efforts cost?
Toppled thrones send two wizardoms into chaos. The ambitious strive to claim power while new gods rise to replace the old. What can it all mean?
30th March – Disruption of the Planes (The Flow of Blood & Fealty #2) by Michael E. Thom
This story picks up where The Vanguards of Scion ended introducing a few new characters and keeping some previous ones. Here we witness the beginning of a world coming undone and an invasion of beasts and creatures and armies from multiple worlds colliding. A dark epic fantasy with twisted magic, blood-lusty killers and cruel tyrants.
30th March – Breach of Peace by Daniel B. Greene
When an imperial family is found butchered, Officers of God are called to investigate. Evidence points to a rebel group trying to stab fear into the very heart of the empire. Inspector Khlid begins a harrowing hunt for those responsible, but when a larger conspiracy comes to light, she struggles to trust even the officers around her.
30th March – A Hidden Burrow Near Barcombe (The Dryad’s Crown #2) by David Hopkins
Silbrey and her family seek refuge in a farmhouse nestled next to a dark forest. Somewhere among the trees hides the answers to Silbrey’s past.
As the snow melts, yielding to the wet chill of an early spring, Silbrey’s children venture from the farm to explore their surroundings. Her daughter Gydan hears voices begging for help, luring them deeper into the woods. They meet a peculiar neighbor, a war mage who once served Kret Bonebreaker during the War of the Hounds.
The War of the Hounds, which tore apart the region so long ago, may not be over—and all of Amon is at risk. No place is safe for Silbrey and her family in this startling continuation of the epic ten-part novella series about a woman with a strange connection to the natural world.
31st March – Sylvan Valley Aflame (The Holly Sisters #3) by Jonathan Pembroke
Her sister is gone and her lover maimed. The Faery Gang stands on the brink of failure. And yet, Sydney’s greatest challenges are still to come.
With Marla in self-imposed exile, Sydney desperately tries to rally the gang in the face of their troubles. New enemies emerge alongside the old, hatching plots and schemes. The gang find themselves under attack and are drawn into confrontation with the Nightshade and his allies, before catastrophe strikes. Riven with guilt and self-doubt, Sydney leads her friends into a desperate war to rescue all they hold dear.
And through it all, Sylvan Valley burns.
Lives will be lost. Trusts will be broken. Friendships will be shattered. And in the midst of the chaos, Sydney will come face to face with the one thing she’s sought since leaving home.
Space for more…