Stefon Mears

Books

Forty Years Among the Elves
Pre-release—available August 1, 2017. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A roadside rest stop -- crossroads of the modern world. Where the barriers between worlds run thin. Where travelers may wander into Faerie. Lex Frisk, fleeing from heartbreak. On the road for thirty hours. Lex needs to stretch his legs. Find some coffee. Instead he finds a beautiful stranger ... and an unbelievable party.
Stone Dead
Pre-release—available July 15, 2017. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Stone and Karlsson. Partners in crime, who only rob the Mob. Their last job went wrong. Eyeball-witness wrong. They argue over fault in the back of a bar. Smith and Wesson on the table between them. Only one of them would live to see the dawn. "Stone Dead" a crime short story featuring fast talk and brutal action in a thrilling criminal underground setting. From Stefon Mears.
Face Your Fears!
Pre-release—available July 1, 2017. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Dusk. When darkness rises and daylight safety ebbs away. Even here, in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, where streets border forestland. Harold fears the night. Legacy of a fright at Crater Lake. But a success seminar sends Harold outside the safety of his home, facing his greatest fear. Unaware that something followed him from Crater Lake...
Three Fae Monte
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,340. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
2027. Six decades after magic overthrew technology. Donal Cuthbert, master wizard in training at the finest thaumaturgic university in California. Edik Barshai, small-time wizard and helioship captain, running charter flights on the moon. Enter Nicholas Mason, legendary wizard. Mason sends Donal and Edik to forbidden Ganymede, where a magical discovery could change the galaxy...
Crawlspace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Catastrophic power failure. The worst thing that can happen to a warship in battle. Four hundred lives, on the shoulders of tech first-class Johnny Rossi. He needs to find and fix the power loss before everyone dies. In the dark, but not quite all alone...
Half a Pound of Magic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Xorek: legendary warrior, demon-binding warlock, and wielder of the fell sword Shadowcarver. Xorek: praying in the temple of Suuni the Passionate when a pack of killers finds him. And getting past those killers means facing their master...
The Undomesticated Strain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Jerry takes three scientists camping at Crater Lake, Oregon. Not his idea, but they pay, and he needs money for his son's twelfth birthday. Why would they pack a tranq rifle and all that expensive equipment? What could scientists hunt around Crater Lake? Bigfoot?
The Face of Trouble
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A new face. A new body. A new time. But before the traveler can learn his mission in this time and place, an assassin shoots at him. Only a crucial mission would draw an opposition agent. He'll change the future. If he survives...
The Fennigsan's Challenge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
Lloxup awakens amid mud and driving rain. Robbed and left for dead. Yet another failure, in the life of a noble's fourth son. But that stone shaped like a giant wing. The first sign of the Fennigsan, the legendary Dark Lady of the Woods. Her power could change his life, if he can pass her challenge. But failure means death.
The Final Survey of Andrei Kreutzmann
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a deep space prospecting trip, Andrei Kreutzmann finds a planet valuable enough to set him up for life. Buy a new ship. Maybe even win back his lost love. Unfortunately, the imperial military recalls him to active duty. His old captain, now a marshal, orders him to scout a key strategic sector. Andrei can't refuse. He flies straight into a trap...
Only Sheepdog on the Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ganymede: a half-terraformed, isolated human outpost. Low population, all pioneering spacers with a frontier attitude. Where retired Captain Cole Douglas runs a bar in an old shuttlecraft. Far from help, if that orange flash in the sky indicates an invasion force... A military space adventure short story from Stefon Mears,
The Price of Demons
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,340. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
My demons will come for you. Portland, Oregon: a modern melting pot of wizards, witches and stranger things. Where conjure man Heath Cyr solves problems with a quick mind and a backpack full of magic. Heath won't kill. Not for all of his rich, beautiful client's money. Not even to save himself from an enemy's demons. But as Heath's enemies close in, he may have to do something worse than kill...
Half a Wizard
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,430. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In a world where elves build on the bones of lost civilizations, Cavan Oltblood carves out a path to adventure. Not quite a warrior and not quite a wizard, this king's bastard rides with Ehren the smiling priest, and Amra, the deadliest swordswoman alive. Killers burst through the door at the worst time. So much for Cavan's bath, much less his date. Someone wants Cavan dead....
The House on Cedar Street
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,240. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
In the tiny California town of Briar, on Cedar Street, a house with an evil reputation awaits its next victims. Neighbors speak of it in hushed tones. Teens dare each other to approach it, swear something stalks the halls. Something that hates the living. June, 1989. Happy couple Lex and Gina Dumas think they've found the perfect house...
Stealing from Pirates
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,890. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Two alien empires control known space. Caught between them, the human race clings to a handful of planets. On the fringes of all three, Captain Dara “Dare” Ross makes her living. Her “easy job” starts with a shootout in the streets. Pirates, Port Authority, and an alien empire all seem to covet her cargo...
Lunar Alchemy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,310. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Fantasy » General
2026. Six decades after magic overthrew technology. Earth's moon, where a handful of great families live above the law. Edik Barshai, small time wizard and helioship charter pilot on the brink of ruin. Carl Jones, master duelist caught in the machinations of the great families. Together Barshai and Jones discover a creature that may change the face of modern magic. If they survive.
The Patron Saint of Necromancers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,300. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Conjure man Heath Cyr plies his spells and charms in the streets of Portland, Oregon. A modern-day nexus for wizards, witches, and stranger things. Heath's landlord — one of those stranger things — pressures Heath to retrieve The Black Book of Saint Cyprian. The true grimoire of the patron saint of necromancers. An evil book, with an agenda of its own...
Fade to Gold
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Aliens have landed in midtown Manhattan. They claim to seek out planets on the verge of deep space travel and prepare them to join the galactic community. For Charlie Evans – the star blogger known as Evansessence – the alien arrival means canceling his big job interview. Because the aliens will only help Earth if a panel of six humans can pass their tests - a panel that includes Charlie.
Caught Between Monsters
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,420. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Monsters hide among the suburbs. Roland McReedy knows because he works for one, under duress. "The Rajah." Roland and his partner Nelson hunt down occult oddities under threat of death for themselves, and worse for their families. Roland and Nelson face the night with only their knives, billy clubs, and wits to protect them. In a world full of monsters how can mere humans survive?
Targeting Telepathy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,400. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Telepathy can’t stop a bullet. Nineteen and home from college, Rick Blackhall starts a great summer vacation. His first chance to enjoy full mastery of his telepathic powers. Only one problem – someone starts killing telepaths. And that someone's coming for Rick. Targeting Telepathy, a fast-paced science fiction thrill ride and the exciting conclusion to The Telepath Trilogy.
With a Broken Sword
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
One knight stands between invaders and conquest. His secret mission ended in an ambush. Now Ser Colin awakens on a battlefield under the bodies of his friends, the last knight still alive. And the invaders have seized the town of Three Bridges, with water access to the whole kingdom. How can one lone knight lead a ragtag group of townsfolk to victory over warriors and wizards?
Twice Against the Dragon
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,780. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ten years ago, fledgling wizard Larek failed to slay the dragon Blackflame. Maybe worse, he failed to die heroically. Ten years, mocked and reviled as Larek the Burned, surviving as a near hermit. Now scouts spot Blackflame in Aeralfast once more, so Larek the Burned flees south with two other famous failures – disgraced warrior Dyrra Slow Sword and defrocked healer Sindra the Poisonous.
Between Dawn and Dusk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,270. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Twenty-two brief stories that you’ll read in a flash, but remember for ages. From fantastical tales of demons, zombies and doppelgangers to serious and silly looks at loss, relationships and personal struggle.
Dead Dog by My Side
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An idyllic picnic in the park. A marvelous day for the young couple, Harrison and Sheila. A perfect date -- until she asks the wrong question: "What's the worst thing you've ever done?" Harrison raises the dead. But not because he wants to. Worse, now that he tells her, he can feel it happening again.
When We Come to It
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ten years the war with Volsapta has raged on. Too long has Filya the averner been forced to scout when he should be tending horses. Filya sees an easy answer – desert and flee south. But scouting with him is Sir Pytor, who puts honor and loyalty ahead of worries about a mad king....
Bind by the River
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Exhausted, starving, and out of magic: a terrible way to meet your assassin. Terlik meets the warrior woman beside a river. Him: an exhausted apprentice wizard on a mission for his master. Her: a dishonored warrior-turned-assassin, hunting for Terlik. Terlik will die ... unless his wits prove faster than his spells...
Confronting Legends
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,660. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From Stefon Mears comes a collection of fantasy short stories about legendary creatures, mighty wizards, failed apprentices, fell gods, and determined warriors. Includes “Drinking and Conjuring Don’t Mix,” “Hunt for a New Life,” “Betting on a Legend,” Writers of the Future honorable mention designee “The Curse of Valassa,” and Writers of the Future semi-finalist, “Not That Kind of Wizard."
Betting on a Legend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Merrick's Last Stand, a small river town far from kings and magic. As far as anyone knows... Fenwick claims he saw a legendary monster. The Gargantu. His friends call him a liar and worse, but they'll take his wager. Together they venture into the woods to find proof. What they find changes Fenwick's life forever. When you bet on a legend, even winning carries a steep price.
Immoral Telepathy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
New telepath Rick Blackhall's off at Berkeley for his first semester of college, with his best friend and high school crush hundreds of miles away. Huge classes, dorm life, and now he meets a clique of telepaths who freely read and control others. Will Rick hold to his morals against their seductive philosophies? Or will his code of ethics lead him to clash with more powerful minds?
Sleight of Mind
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,340. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Fantasy » General
2026. Six decades after magic overthrew technology. Venus. Recently settled. As wild and untamed as the space between there and Earth. John Jacobs, the last helioship captain old enough to remember technology. Jacobs risks his fading health to command the first commercial flight to Venus. Journeyman wizard Donal Cuthbert braves that flight to battle an interplanetary shadow government...
Hunt for a New Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Not all legends are monstrous. After failing as an apprentice wizard, the Count’s second son dreads his options: priesthood or the king’s wars. But he spies in the forest a creature out of legend, and plans to trap it – a bride price fit for the crown princess. A better fate than he dares hope. The hunt takes him deeper into the forest, and brings him face to face with something greater: destiny.
Not That Kind of Wizard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Execution by Promotion? The king rewarded Harkin’s tactical maneuver with a promotion, good men, and a dangerous task: escort one old man, on foot, behind enemy lines. Only a wizard would merit such risk, but the charming old man refuses every request for a spell with a smile and a shake of his head. Harkin may prove himself on this assignment, if he survives learning the truth...
Sudden Death
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,660. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
They framed him ... to save him? Ramirez came home from work to a beer, a sit-com, and the messy corpse of his neighbor. Dead in his shower. Killed by a distinctive kitchen knife. With the evidence mounting against him, Ramirez flees the Bay Area and runs straight into a web of conspiracy and counter-conspiracy. How can Ramirez overcome the goals and philosophies of groups that manipulate society?
On the Edge of Faerie: A Modern Fairy Tale Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,550. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fairy tales
Carteho, a small town along the coast of Northern California. A town not on any map, even in this age of satellites and GPS. Janet's beloved mysterious uncle died suddenly. Now she owns a house in this 'Caterho.' Of course she drags her best friend to go see it over spring break. But the supernatural truth she finds in Carterho will change her life forever...
Uncle Stone Teeth and Other Macabre Poems
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
From the devious mind of Stefon Mears comes a short collection of twisted tales told through poetry. From set forms such as sestina and ottava rima to free verse, Stefon spins stories of witchcraft, zombies, horror-movie slashers, and the titular folk monster, Uncle Stone Teeth.
Not Wisely but Too Well
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Execution by Promotion? Take a small team of soldiers and escort an old man behind enemy lines? Yes, the team includes the legendary warrior Lunn, but Harkin's "promotion" still sounds like a suicide mission. Only a wizard would merit the risk. But this "wizard" acts like a simpleton. Slow pace, small smiles, refusing every request for spells.
Surviving Telepathy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,520. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
If their minds don't kill me...I may become a monster. The perfect grad night kiss with the girl of my dreams. Then her ex- had to go and clock me. With the whole graduating class watching... I woke up in the hospital a week later -- reading the thoughts of everyone around me. Now I can't stop.
Drinking & Conjuring Don't Mix
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
“Hold my ancient tome and watch this…” Only Perry would bind a familiar spirit into a chalkboard. And only Perry would try to impress a friend by conjuring a spirit of deception while drunk. Now that spirit runs loose in the Count’s keep, and the two wizards must trap and bind the spirit – if they can find it. And time runs short. Once it adapts to their world it will summon its kin....
The Curse of Valassa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In a world full of gods and magic, a town stands ruined. Cursed by plagues that foul the water and fields, and reduce the townsfolk to rancid ghouls craving human flesh. The town's only hope? Two farmers-turned-soldiers. Decker and Holst, back from five years' fighting for their baron. Together with a noble priest, they need to break the curse -- without killing the townsfolk...
Magician's Choice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,710. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Fantasy » General
2025. Six decades after magic overthrew technology. Courier-wizard Donal Cuthbert barely sets foot on Mars before people try to kill him. Donal escapes a spaceport explosion and plunges into a world of corporate espionage. Helioship captain John Jacobs teeters on the brink of financial ruin. Only an unusual Mars-Earth business charter can save him. But murders on the ship...

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