Pharos Publishing

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Pharos Publishing was formed in 2013 by Richard L. Foland Jr. to independently publish not only his books but also those of friends and family. In future it is hoped that it will expand to help other independent authors realize their publishing dreams. Pharos also offers proof reading, formatting and even unbiased reviews to other independent authors, usually on a barter basis.

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Light in the Dark
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,010. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016 by Pharos Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
A collection of Blogs, Articles and Talk Transcripts on Christian themes. Topics range from keeping your faith in the middle of a divorce to honoring your parents, from witnessing like Jesus to giving your time to the Church and from taxes to the environment.
Caerdroia: Poems to a Maze
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Pharos Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
We all know that Life is a maze of twisty little passages, all alike. The thirteen poems in this collection explore those passages. Asking questions about the future, making statements about the present and looking around the corner to the past. Lurking in these passages are such terrible monsters as homicidal felines, blank pages and a premature Christmas.
Freak Show and other Oddities
Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2014 by Pharos Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A collection of Forever Knight flash fiction stories that were originally written for the online fanzine "Watchers" between late 1995 and early 1997. Nick befriends another lost soul while imprisoned in a travelling Freak Show. Experience events through history from Nick's first arrival in the New World through to Jeanette paying her Final Respects in the Aftermath of so many deaths.
Highland Blades Quartet
Price: Free! Words: 20,170. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Pharos Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A quartet of Highlander stories written for the fanzine Highland Blades. Richie Ryan stumbles into an all night café only to find there are worse things than being Immortal. Or is it Tessa that learns that lesson? Connor MacLeod and his new student Ian Andrews search for the missing Duncan with the help of Methos. However, the group is being hunted and they may not even be safe On Holy Ground!
At What Price?
Series: Body Donor, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2013 by Pharos Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In 2012 Alexander Vernick killed his fiance after someone proved she was stealing from him. That person then turned him in and he was arrested and tried. He managed to get off but has spent part of a decade looking for the person who ratted on him and he's found him. Now he can have his revenge. But what price will he have to pay another ten years down the line? Parental discretion advised.
Time Out of Joint
Price: Free! Words: 22,550. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Pharos Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A mysterious Immortal is jumping through time. He's harvesting heads and causing incalculable damage to the web of time. Trapped on their homeworld the Time Lords are powerless to intervene. In desperation, they disregard the first law of time and allow seven of The Doctor's incarnations to join forces to combat the threat and save all causality. If he can find a way. Doctor Who/Highlander Xover.

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  • 1| The Daughter on Aug. 14, 2013

    Good story, but feels a bit rushed. Not a bad way to kill some time.
  • 4| Diversion on Aug. 14, 2013

    Best of the series.
  • 2| Mirror mirror on Aug. 14, 2013

    Great idea. Could easily have been longer and gone into greater depth of the relationship between the Doctor and his mirror self.
  • 3| Breakdown on Aug. 14, 2013

    Fun read but it could benefit from more back story. The ending feels tacked on.
  • What a wonderful world on Aug. 14, 2013

    Mary Sue fan fiction. What a waste of a good idea.
  • The Easiest Way To Survive The Undead on Aug. 21, 2013

    Having been born and raised in South Western Pennsylvania and having missed a chance to be a zombie in Romero's original "Dawn of the Dead" it takes a strong idea or strong execution for me to invest in a zombie story. This has both. It feels like you're reading a hurriedly penned notebook, complete with strikethroughs. I did see the ending coming, but that in no way diminished the story.
  • One Deadly Sister A Women Sleuths Mystery Romance (Sandy Reid Mystery Series #1) on Aug. 26, 2013

    Enjoyable start to the series. Fun read, almost too fun. If I hadn't had to work would probably blown through it faster. I recomend it to mystery fans everywhere.
  • Wizard of Ends on May 18, 2015

    The book is well written and starts off feeling like a political thriller set in a magical realm. The intrigue is abandoned early on, however, and the story morphs into a chase sequence and then finally into a full out magical battle royal with magic users slaughtered in some very imaginative and disturbing ways. It is an extremely enjoyable read until the cliff hanger ending; which means that you’d better be prepared to pick up Book Two of the series, “Dark Creature” to find out how the story ends. In fact, the two books read like a single book that has been cut in half. This sort of publishing practice harkens back to the “Lord of the Rings” and tends to work well if the first book has a strong enough hook, which “Wizard of Ends” fortunately does. If you like your Fantasy sprinkled with political intrigue and all out magical mayhem pick up “Wizard of Ends” for free. Just keep in mind that you’ll probably want to buy “Dark Creature” as well.