Icy Road Publishing

Publisher info

Icy Road Publishing was created to publish the works of I. C. Talbot and her daughter K. A. Jordan.

When I. C. passed away in 2012 the project was put on hold, pending the many details of the estate. Icy Road Publishing publishes short fiction, novellas and novel length ebooks and paperbacks written by I. C. Talbot and her family.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I think it was about sixth grade, I wrote a short story, maybe one page. It was the first A+ I ever got in English.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Horsewomen of the Zombie Apocalypse is about the McLeod sisters who are a powerful light calvary. I have horses and I've always wanted to write a dystopian where horses figure prominantly. This was chance to make a very 'girl power' statement and have a lot of fun at the same time.
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The Emissary - Homeward
Series: Horsewomen of the Zombie Apocalypse, III. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,340. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016 by Icy Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Bethany McLeod, her younger sisters Dani and Julie are homeward bound for Dunvegan castle. To cement the shaky alliance between the McLeod and Davidson clans, they're bringing former soldiers Zack Hetzier and Hector Sanchez back to Dunvegan for training. Beth makes a series of decisions that will change her life forever, and this is just the first day of their journey home. Will they make it?
The Emissary - Arrival
Series: Horsewomen of the Zombie Apocalypse, II. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,390. Language: American English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Icy Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Not all women are helpless Zombie-bait. The daughters of Ken McLeod certainly aren't, armed with bows and mounted on horseback, these girls ride like Huns, sweeping across the world in ruins. Bethany McLeod is the Emissary, bringing together the scattered remnants of humanity, in an alliance that might just save the human race. But will the plight of Fort Chatten defeat them? Beth isn't sure.
The Emissary - Journey
Series: Horsewomen of the Zombie Apocalypse, I. Price: Free! Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013 by Icy Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Not all women are helpless Zombie-bait. The daughters of Ken McLeod certainly aren't. Armed with bows and mounted on Spanish mustangs, these girls ride like Huns, sweeping across the world in ruins. Bethany McLeod is the Emissary, bringing together the scattered remnants of humanity, in an alliance that might just save the human race. This story is suitable for all ages.


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Icy Road Publishing's favorite authors on Smashwords

Andrew McCoy
Latest book: Small War, Far Away. Published November 20, 2015. (5.00 from 1 review)
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Latest book: Family Reunion. Published August 25, 2011. (5.00 from 5 reviews)
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Latest book: Another Kind of Loving. Published February 1, 2011. (5.00 from 1 review)
Victorine Lieske
Latest book: The Gathering. Published September 15, 2011. (4.50 from 2 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Icy Road Publishing

  • The Survivor on Sep. 09, 2011

    Tense and chilling read. Sometimes surviving a plane crash isn't enough.
  • The Meyersco Helix on Sep. 30, 2011

    Nerve-wracking thriller about an unstoppable WMD unleashed through stupidity and violence. The President has 2 mintues to decide if he should Nuke the city of Boston to save the world. Meanwhile, the brilliant and couragous Dr. Stella Christopher is trying to save herself and her beloved Rib in the face of impossible odds. If I didn't know this was first released in the 1980's, I wouldn't be able to tell. Dr Christopher beats any nutcase with a dragon on her butt!
  • The Falling Girl, Chronicles of the Closed World Book 1 on Nov. 15, 2011

    This debute fantasy novel is a fresh entertaining read. Lori is quick-witted and up to the task of surviving in this strange new land. It reads a bit like Alice in Wonderland - the characters Lori meets are all well-drawn. I recommend it to all fans of fantasy.
  • Iditarod a novel of The Greatest Race on Earth on Dec. 10, 2011

    Rhodes and William take on the wilderness of Alaska during the Iditarod, the 'Last Great Race.' A very good read - the imagery was wonderful. I found myself yearning to see Alaska, in spite of my better judgement (I hate snow and cold.) I got a very real sense of the depth of the dangers Rhodes faced. I found it hard to believe she would go on the race without being armed to the teeth. That's just me. I get the creepy crawlies from listening to coyotes howl and yap. I'd want a high-powered rifle if there was a rumor of wolves. The other characters were also well-drawn, everything fitted together very well. I found it curious the characters hallucinated during the race. I didn't understand that at all. However that didn't detract from the story.