Alban Lake Publishing

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We are a small independent publishing enterprise w/preferences for scifi/fantasy, horror, steampunk, paranormal novels, novellas, short stories, and poetry.

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Frost Fire Worlds: May 2014
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80 or so. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.
Blood Price
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,090. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Blood Price prowls the alleys . . . The cat hissed, its attention focused on something approaching her from behind. Blood Price spun around fast enough to take the hit from the front, but her attacker still knocked her flat. It reminded her of pictures she’d seen of black jaguars, but its body was smaller, its snout was blunter, and there were patches in its coat through which she could see...
Castalia the Sorceress
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,600. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Castalia the sorceress is caught in the midst of a power struggle and has come under the effects of a magic that will cause her to fall madly in love with the first man she meets. This is David, the son of religious parents who regard the Dark Arts as a plague from the Almighty; David is as into computers as Castalia is into him. That’s when things really get interesting.
Spell Keeper
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Series: Spell Keeper, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,670. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In Tevious, the people are suffering under Trevarre, a foppish warlord-sorcerer with an undead army, and Rangael, a corrupt priest with a lust for power. The Tevians’ only hope is the Spell Keeper, a hero who will come to overthrow the evil regime, reawaken the dormant currents of sorcery, and restore peace. They are surprised when they get Cassie, a 15-year-old from Illinois
The Runaways
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,100. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In The Runaways, the witch sickness has reached the people of Ballard, Rachel's safehaven, and has whipped the people's minds into high unpredictability and unlogic. All the world seems to be crumbling around her . . . again. Rachel's friends are pushed to the hanging tree. The Sorcerer has come to this place, and by his judgment, all will live or all will die.
Blood Journey
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,160. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Blood Journey is a tale of love and revenge among the undead. The beheading of the evil Baroness Andora by Count Vasilie sets off a chain of events among the followers of the Church of the Dark Mother that threatens to destroy the vampire community. Blood Journey has enough sex, blood, lust, and mayhem to slake the thirst of even the most avid readers of the Dark Side.
Disturbed Digest September 2014
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,600. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This is a quarterly digest. You'll find some bent and tilted tales in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and even some science fiction.
Broken Legacy
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Series: Spell Keeper, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 123,040. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In this third novel in The Spell Keeper Legends, Cassie’s niece, Elesia, who studies sorcery at the Academie Sorcellara, is as adept at wielding verbal barbs as blades. She inherited the sorcery-enhanced fighting skills that usually fall to sons. As an army of Undead approaches, led by the evil Trevarre, Elesia will need all her skills and even more luck just to stay alive.
Horror at Cold Springs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Horror At Cold Springs is a steampunk novella that takes you by train into the heart of the Midwest plains, where the town of Cold Springs lies empty. Once it arrives, even the train refuses to budge. What sinister forces have caused the town's evacuation? And will the Colt revolvers be enough for the intrepid little group to engage the evils that lurk within it?
Dark Waters
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,960. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Richard Martz, a reclusive mage, encounters Holly Ellefson, a half-blood dark fey with a bloodline that is taboo by magical treaty. The death of Holly's father, her last living blood-relative, has caused a spell to collapse, exposing Holly to those who would destroy her. Holly begs Richard for help. He agrees, but in return she must kill him once her safety is secured. Thus begins a deadly battle
Disturbed Digest June 2014
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,800. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This is a quarterly digest. You'll find some bent and tilted tales in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and even some science fiction.
Trysts of Fate: August 2014
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,290. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
What is paranormal romance? It’s “fantasy/dark fantasy/horror ROMANCE stories, but we will not turn away a good sci-fi tale if the love story is compelling. …True romances emphasize powerful emotions. Stories must have the following: characters the reader cares about, plots and subplots, and settings that draw the reader into them.
Veil of Whispers
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Series: Spell Keeper, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
It is a period of restoration for the land of Tevious . . . but the past is not so easily forgotten. An ominous reading predicts tragedy for the young daughter of the Princess and Prince Consort. The Spell Keeper and the Court Astronomer are trying to make a future for themselves, but cannot free their memories of the terrible events that brought them together. Now comes a discovery that could
Outposts of Beyond April 2014
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,660. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014 by Alban Lake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Outposts Of Beyond features science fiction and fantasy tales of elsewhere and elsewhen. These stories are seasoned to taste with just a touch of related poetry, and interspersed with reviews, interviews, and articles related to the genres. We hope you'll come along for the journey.

Books

Shelter of Daylight Vol. 8
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,520. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Shelter of Daylight is a biannual digest of science fiction and fantasy. This edition includes the ghosts of an alien species who seek one more chance at the stars; the secret of a chambermaid's room; a new relationship between computers and people; the Loch Ness monster; and much more!
Cover of Darkness Jan. 2012
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,910. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Cover of Darkness is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy. For CoD, the ideal dark story is one you read with all the lights on, glancing over your shoulder frequently, just in case... This issue features Children of the Water by J. S. Watts, and Crapgod by Donald Uitvlugt, plus Phillip Roberts, Kara Hartz, Nicholas Conley, and many more!
parABnormal Digest Vol. 3
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,870. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This issue of parABnormal Digest includes an interview with a Paranormal group in Mississippi, including what they look for, and how they find it. An article by Shannon Ryan describes detection equipment and how you can use it. The issue includes spooky stories by award-winning authors William Eakin and David Blalock, plus Ann Gimpel, William Rasmussen, Damien Mire, and many more!
Shelter of Daylight Vol. 7
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,340. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Shelter of Daylight is a triannual digest of sf and fantasy. In issue #7, you’ll find stories that will quicken your heart and mind, that will leave you breathless, such as "Phantom Limbs" by Donaya Haymond, "Ghost Child" by Larry Ivkovich, "Who Killed Peter Lorre?" by Wayne Carey, "Designer Kid" by Kim Sheard. And so many more. They're waiting for you...just download and start scrolling.
parABnormal Digest Vol. 2
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This issue of parABnormal Digest includes three interviews with Paranormal groups, who tell you about themselves, what they look for, and how they find it. Also featured is a spooky cover by Sandy DeLuca, and stories to match by Terrie Relf, Eamonn Murphy, Lindsey Duncan, Tyree Campbell, and many more!
Cover of Darkness Oct. 2011
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Cover of Darkness is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy. For CoD, the ideal dark story is one you read with all the lights on, glancing over your shoulder frequently, just in case... This issue features Slots by Tyree Campbell, The Lunker by David Pinnt, a great novelette “Tiny Doorways” by Ralph Robert Moore, and many more!
Sounds of the Night Vol. 9
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Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 31,590. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Sounds of the Night is a magazine devoted to science fiction and fantasy lightly seasoned with a bit of intimacy, even exploring the often-difficult relationships between humans and aliens. SOTN #9 features "Divine Night" by Matthew Jordan Schmidt, about a human and a deity, and "Dirty Elf" by Edward Cox, which speaks for itself, plus much more!
The Martian Wave Vol. 2
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,570. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Martian Wave contains sf tales that will launch you into escape velocity! First contact where the crew communicates with aliens via music in "Grand Ol' Opry." Refugees seek sanctuary on an Earth-grazing asteroid. A robot wants a vacation on Earth so it can get an upgrade. And much more!
It Came From Her Purse
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,970. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Think of the chilling black-and-white B movies from the 1950s. Think of Roger Corman. Think of all the things that could possibly come from inside a purse. Then think a couple hundred light-years beyond that. It Came From Her Purse features tales from beyond the beyond, and yet right next door. Grab the popcorn, put your feet up, and prepare to be thrilled and chilled.
Potter's Field 4
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,770. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Potter's Field 4 contains stories related in some way to unmarked graves--someone has buried a body they don't want found. In Potter's Field 4, sometimes those bodies come back. Here you'll find ghosts, a zombie or two, a religious uprising, and all manner of spookiness. So lean back, turn all the lights on, and glance over your shoulders now and then as you turn the pages.
Shelter of Daylight 6
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,900. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Shelter of Daylight is a triannual digest of science fiction and fantasy. In issue #6, you'll confront the rivalries among the social classes of sentient Lepidoptera; receive a hidden message from a dolphin; experience the drawbacks of being a sorcerer; and apply your knowledge of the future to your love life. And much, much more!
Cover of Darkness May 2011
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Cover of Darkness is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy. For CoD, the ideal dark story is one you read with all the lights on, glancing over your shoulder frequently, just in case... This issue features Sensory Desolation by William Markly O'Neal, Death's Door by F. D. Moore, and The World Beneath by Julie Travis, and many more!
parABnormal Digest Vol. 1
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,440. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This issue of parABnormal Digest features stories by Jackie Gamber, Neil James Hudson, Derek Muk, Paul L. Bates, and many more. It also features spooky and chilling poetry by K. S. Hardy, Marge Simon, David Kopaska-Merkel, and others. It's topped off with a kickin' cover by Kristine Gehrmann.

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