Metaphor Publications

Publisher info

Metaphor Publications is a micro-press publisher of high quality fantasy and science fiction, some with erotica, some without. It’s two principle authors are:

Alesia Matson is an author, needlework enthusiast, aspiring Buddha, RPGer, gardener, and tech-geeky herbalist. She’s been married to Michael, her co-author, for 21 years. They have three grown sons (two bio, one foster), two goofy dogs, and one eccentric cat. She writes because she tried not writing for a long time, and it sucked.

Michael Matson wrote his first book at age 12. A 24-page masterpiece hand typed onto letter paper folded in half with a construction paper cover—hand illustrated, of course—the tome was nonetheless a bestseller in the family. Since then, he’s been an airman; a commercial fisherman, the third generation to go to sea in his family; a lobbyist; truck driver; counselor and minister; and general contractor. All the while, writing has remained an important creative outlet and a cornerstone of his marriage to his equally gifted wife. Having retired from his construction firm, he now writes and publishes full time from his home in Northern California.

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Where to buy in print


Raven's Tears
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,080. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Vincent (Raven) and Angelique (Iris) are in love. Neither is who or what they seem to be. She, chained to her past choices, steals a priceless dwarven artifact. He, a con serving time as a cop, is tasked to discover the identity of the thief and to recover what was stolen. Can Iris win free of her past in time to save Raven from learning the truth? And can he ever forgive her, when he does?
Friends Like Gianni
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A story set in the fantasy world of Menelon about a bard on the run from her past. In this short-short (less than 4000 words), she hits rock-bottom and has to find a way to pick herself up again.