Captain Maximillian Blair had always hoped to discover there was life on other planets. His job at one of the government's most secure research facilities put him in the position to learn the truth, one way or another. When he met a stranger from the stars, he didn't expect to to be charged with discovering the man's secrets at any cost. Or to fall in love.
Detective St. Claire is hired by the denizens of 19th century Manhattan to investigate the crimes that no normal man will. With spells, his sword, and a deep and broad knowledge of the occult he faces ghosts, elder gods, and mad scientists with steady nerves and an unquenchable spirit.
Laurent, a faerie sorcerer, lived for centuries. When it ended, instead of drifting into oblivion he awoke in Hell. After countless years of indescribable torment, a half-faerie half-human conjurer summons him to 21st century New Orleans. Laurent now has twenty-four hours to discover who used him as an unwilling murderer and to avoid a return to damnation.
Father Ian gets a strange request from Garda Coleman. The large officer's mother believes she's seen a giant man on her property. Father Ian thinks there may be more going on than an old woman whose mind is slipping. He and Jared visit her farm to find out precisely what's going on.
Have you ever wanted to escape the world for just a little bit? Of course you have. You’re reading a fantasy anthology, and what fan of the mysterious and mystical hasn’t wanted to do just that? Well I hope that this little group of stories about beings in that very situation help you along the road.
Truth is a dangerous thing. A little of it goes a long way and it can come back to bite you. That’s why our society (and most societies I would imagine) encourage the polite, little lie. Thus my title for this anthology “Caveat Veritatem” or “Beware of the Truth”. Here are five stories that tell various truths, no matter the consequences for you or for the characters.
Will the airship HMS Columbia XII and its precious and mysterious cargo make it through the mountain pass intact? That's the challenge that Norris and the other mages on board are charged with. Led by the indomitable Ms. Bennett, they will face obstacles heretofore unknown and fight for England's glory.
Scott co-authored with with Zach Ricks.
Father Ian promised his parishioner to investigate a mysterious sighting at the nearby cemetery. When he does and finds nothing out of the ordinary, he arrives at the man's house only to find him dead. Evil is roaming the Irish countryside and has its sights set on the good Father.
These two stories are snapshots of distant futures.
"Vicious Cycle" shows us a man who has the knowledge to avoid the mistakes of history. Will he release the freedom fighters under his thumb or will he succumb to the vicious cycle that has brought his world to this point.
In "Piercing the Veil", a flash piece, mankind is about to take a step into a new world. Or so they think. What awaits them?
Dmitri and Piotr have a gentleman's agreement to meet four times a year. Well it's a gentleman's agreement if a vampire and a werewolf can be called gentlemen. Piotr has missed it and it's up to Dmitri to rescue him at the risk of exposing their secrets.
This trio of macabre tales takes place in the weird little town of Lumiere and features a book store I came up with called “The Grim Reader”. It’s heavily influenced by my love of EC Comics and all of the weird, twisted children they spawned. I hope you enjoy them and if you do there will be more to come in this world.