P'kaboo Publishers

Publisher info

P'kaboo is an independent publishing company started in 2009 by a handful of authors, graphic designers and artists. Having started small, P'kaboo is steadily picking up more titles and authors. Having moved our headquarters to Ireland in 2017, we still also release books in South Africa, but our books are available internationally.

We provide a launch platform for fresh crispy authors, artists and composers. Contact us to find out more.
Our site (order print copies here) : www-dot-pkaboo-dot-net.

Where to find P'kaboo Publishers online

From My Cold, Undead Hand
Series: Spooky Reads - Various Authors at P'kaboo. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 46,500. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2019 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Chevonne Kusnetsov - gutsy teenager - is good at "docking" vampires. She has to be, because she lives in a world a few decades in the future, where you don't venture out after nightfall. Backed by a "cell" of other vampire hunters, Chevonne is on a mission to break the horrible death grip in which vampirekind is holding humankind. What she discovers, will leave you sleepless...
The Blue Between
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 66,210. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 3, 2019 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
A PLAYGROUND in Knysna, South Africa A wooden swing. A Polaroid camera. Andricia, heartbroken on her eighteenth birthday. Sebastian, an introverted twelve-year-old boy from London who FALLS for her on sight — and cannot forget her, even into adulthood. For years he returns to the place of their meeting, hoping to see her again. LITTLE DOES HE KNOW SHE IS CLOSER THAN HE THINKS
Split Decision
Series: Spooky Reads - Various Authors at P'kaboo. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2018 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A cruel twist of fate forces a completely average 16-year-old into a split-second decision — one with far-reaching implications beyond her wildest imaginings. Not only will it change her future, but also her perception of trust, love, and the realities of life.
Fanta Claus
Series: Shortstory collection. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 1 review)
It is a little-known fact that Santa Claus has a younger brother. Fanta Claus, however, is a mess. When one year he is called on to stand in for Santa and deliver the presents, this can only spell trouble.
Nix Romipen
Series: The Solar Wind, Book 6. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 122,840. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Romania. A place of harsh contrasts; dangerous and beautiful wilderness; a silent invisible people. This is where Federi was born; and this is where he takes Paean in their breakaway from the Solar Wind, their bid for freedom. But Federi is hunting big game now, unravelling the curse of Falco. And something is watching from space...
Suzie
Series: Shortstory collection · Spooky Reads - Various Authors at P'kaboo. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
On his meanderings, photojournalist Tom meets a little girl who plays alone in the park. First intrigued by her strange character, then worried for her safety, he accompanies her home, though she never allows him to follow the very last bit to her house. Then one day he misses their appointment...
How To Become A Professional Ghostwriter
Series: Shortstory collection · Spooky Reads - Various Authors at P'kaboo. Price: $2.00 USD. (Free until Nov. 21!) Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Kelly has always dreamed of making her writing into a profession. The ad looks like a perfect opportunity, and she is thrilled when her call is actually answered... (Shortstory)
The Family Pool
Series: Shortstory collection · Spooky Reads - Various Authors at P'kaboo. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mary Adams has married into money. At first this is amazing and she is overwhelmed with thankfulness; but as time goes by she begins to realize that all is not well in the wealthy family. She comes upon a creepy volume of genealogy in the library of the house that was given to her and her husband John to live in, and from there, her curiosity turns into an obsession to get to the bottom of it.
The Racing Finn
Series: Shortstory collection. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(Short Story.) Finnegan o'Flannagan (Finn) is an out-of-luck musician in the tiny town of Kilkee. The last thing he knows is how to race a horse; but this is exactly what he is requested to do, by his pretty and forceful young friend, the Lady Millen. Who can deny her? A bit of slapstick to entertain you on a rainy day...
Arcana
Series: Spooky Reads - Various Authors at P'kaboo. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Light Path, the Dark Path. When Ivy Pennington, a sensible, intelligent young woman, plummets head-first into the occult, her biggest problem is trying to explain that she is simply not interested. Soon the storms of dark magic rage around her. Will she perish in the gruesome maelstrom?
The Morrigan
Series: The Solar Wind, Book 5. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 139,310. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
“Actually, interesting fact of bygone eras,” said Federi, “in prior centuries pirates chose their captains democratically.” Radomir Lascek is in trouble. Of all the forces that are trying to take the Solar Wind out of his hands, Federi is still the most benign... At the end of a space trip there may be a treasure, or there may not. Is it worth risking the crew's lives?
Raider!
Series: The Solar Wind, Book 4. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 112,070. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Alien Touchdown! If the crew of the Solar Wind thought the Unicate and the Rebellion were tough cookies, they haven't yet met the Danaan - from Planet New Dome. Coming to take over Earth - or destroy the planet. Or alternatively, for a mango daiquiri in the subtropical paradise of Southern Free. And then destroy the planet.
Glossary for Solar Wind & Shooting Star
Series: The Solar Wind. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A glossary of foreign expressions to supplement the Solar Wind and Shooting Star series.
Freedom Fighter (Solar Wind 3)
Series: The Solar Wind, Book 3. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 168,810. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
"Keep an eye on them, Federi!" Captain Rushka Donegal on the bridge! But the young girl doesn't feel up to running a ship full of unruly young crew. And then they come across disaster... So it falls to Federi to pick up the pieces while his Captain is not aboard. And while he rolls his dramatic eyes and gets things done, Paean Donegal arms up and signs on for the Fight for Freedom.
The Assassin (Solar Wind 2)
Series: The Solar Wind, Book 2. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 162,300. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Remember who you are!" Two data capsules tell an evil story. Both the Unicate and the Rebellion want those capsules - but they are in the possession of Radomir Lascek of the Solar Wind. Hunted by both these forces, Lascek scrambles to keep his Solar Wind alive. But things explode in his face, and he is forced to move. Shattered, Lascek launches his own Master Plan - too early.
The Mystery of the Solar Wind
Series: The Solar Wind, Book 1. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 140,470. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015 by P'kaboo Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
When Paean, a teen musician, boards the 'Solar Wind' with her brothers, all she wants is to escape from those monstrous forces hunting for them. But she is out of luck, because the Solar Wind is a pirate ship. Suddenly all the rules have changed, and she must find her way in this quicksand to figure out whom to trust, what to keep secret, and how to help the high-tech ship evade the law.

Series

Spooky Reads - Various Authors at P'kaboo
A collection of spooky reads perfect for Halloween - from the supernatural to the natural but dark.
Arcana
Price: $8.99 USD.
From My Cold, Undead Hand
Price: $10.99 USD.
Split Decision
Price: $8.99 USD.
Mercury Silver
Price: $8.99 USD.
The Family Pool
Price: $8.99 USD.
Suzie
Price: $2.00 USD.
Shortstory collection
A motley collection of shortstories by Lyz Russo. These stories are sometimes the result of dreams or the outcome of observing something odd. Some are funny, some are not. Enjoy!
The Racing Finn
Price: $2.00 USD.
The Family Pool
Price: $8.99 USD.
How To Become A Professional Ghostwriter
Price: $2.00 USD. (Free until Nov. 21!)
Suzie
Price: $2.00 USD.
Fanta Claus
Price: $6.99 USD.
The Solar Wind
A mostly teenage crew of motley pirates sails the Earth's oceans on a freedom ship, the Solar Wind. Their Captain Radomir Lascek is not only a wily old sea-devil, but also a politician with a big picture on who should take over the Earth... and then the solar system... and what hey, how about the neighbouring world... and overthrow the intergalactic forces that be... The Earth is infested with an uncanny military world government, the Unicate, costing countless human lives. They don't seem entirely human; their decisions and actions run contrary to anything one would consider normal. Radomir Lascek doesn't have a solution for the Unicate. The best he can do is rescue precious people and keep them safe. But aboard, he has someone who holds the answers: The mysterious gypsy, Federi. Except that Federi has a split personality...
Raider!
Price: $10.99 USD.
The Morrigan
Price: $10.99 USD.
Nix Romipen
Price: $10.99 USD.

Books

Mercury Silver
Series: Spooky Reads - Various Authors at P'kaboo. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,750. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A collection of short-stories by various authors, covering the whole spectrum from romance through dry satire, to the spooky and the hilarious. Authors: Douglas Pearce, Emma L Briant, Leslie Hyla Winton Noble, Lucy P Naylor, Lois S. Bassen, Marie Marshall, Nick Legg, Lyz Russo.

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P'kaboo Publishers' favorite authors on Smashwords

Carmen Capuano
Latest book: Split Decision.
Published July 17, 2018.
James Hold
Latest book: Sealed With A Hiss.
Published September 17, 2020. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lily White
Latest book: Split.
Published October 22, 2016.

Smashwords book reviews by P'kaboo Publishers

  • Conning the Princess on April 19, 2016

    A delightful short-story. I really enjoyed this one. "Baobi", a con-man, gets himself in deeper than he expected in a mission to con a piece of jewellery off the princess Darlene. I didn't see the endings coming - either of them. There are a few literals and spelling inconsistencies which will hopefully be gone in the next upload. However the story flows exceptionally well. Well done, Tadeu Aratel. (Review by Lyz Russo)
  • The Juniper Tree on May 07, 2016

    A real, eerie folk tale. Masterfully retold.
  • The Trombonist of Munst on April 27, 2019

    What an amazing, touching story! It captures the essence of music, along with a number of other essences. Either the author is a musician himself or an avid music lover, of the real kind.