StarWarp Concepts

Publisher info

StarWarp Concepts is a publisher of dark-fiction books and graphic novels for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers, with an emphasis on tales of urban fantasy and horror. Founded in 1993, the company first gained attention—and critical acclaim—with the release of Lorelei, a Mature Readers comic book series about a woman who, through supernatural means, is transformed into a succubus: a demon who uses her seductive powers to take the souls of evil men and women. Today, it publishes such titles as The Saga of Pandora Zwieback—a dark-urban-fantasy novel series about a teenaged monster hunter—and the nonfiction how-to book for writers, Terra Incognito: A Guide to Building the Worlds of Your Imagination.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Blood Reign: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 2 is, as you can probably figure out, the second novel in the Saga of Pandora Zwieback series. Pan is a 16-year-old Goth girl and New Yorker who spent the last decade diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic because she can see monsters—but what she learned in Blood Feud, the first book in the series, is that there really are monsters in the world, and this "monstervision" (as she calls it) is actually a supernatural gift that allows her to see through their human disguises. And she learned this from an immortal, shape-shifting monster hunter named Sebastienne Mazarin (Annie, for short).

As if that wasn't enough, Pan's life got turned completely upside down after her father—who owns and runs a horror-themed museum in Queens, NY—purchased the skeleton of an alleged vampire, and wound up drawing the attention of rival vampire clans that had spent decades looking for the remains. When they finally crossed paths at the museum, there was an all-out war, and Blood Feud ended on a cliffhanger that serves as the launching point for the new book. Blood Reign picks up from there and takes Pan on further adventures as she tries to help prevent what's turning out to be a potential war between humanity and all of monsterdom—with the monsters led by a fallen angel who happens to be an ex-lover of Annie's!
What are you working on next?
Blood & Iron, which is the third novel in The Saga of Pandora Zwieback. It picks up where the cliffhanger ending of the previous novel, Blood Reign—which is currently on sale—left off, with Pan and her boyfriend, Javier, stuck in the middle of a really dangerous situation. Blood & Iron is the conclusion of what I've called the "Vampire War" trilogy, but it's not the last of Pan's adventures. I have ideas for plenty of other monsters she and her supporting cast can face!
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Where to buy in print

Chasing Danger: The Case Files of Theron Chase
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,840. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019 by StarWarp Concepts. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Vampires. Werewolves. Shapeshifters. Mer-folk. Sometimes a private eye can't be choosy about his clients... Take a walk on the noir side of dark urban fantasy with Theron Chase, a private eye working the mean streets of Calasia. In this collection you’ll find four of Chase’s bizarre cases: supernatural investigations involving werewolves, ghosts, wizards, and even the Grim Reaper's stolen chicken!
Harbinger of Darkness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,680. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017 by StarWarp Concepts. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Perrin is the intelligent, strong-willed daughter of a bookseller. Raven is her secret alter ego: an accomplished thief who, when the chance comes to tweak both king and church, finds the temptation too much to resist. By stealing a mystical gem—which unbeknownst to her is the lynchpin for the king’s upcoming military campaign—both of her worlds are upended by a conspiracy against the throne.
For a Few Gold Pieces More
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 118,170. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017 by StarWarp Concepts. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Rogue With No Name travels a fantasy realm in search of treasure, adventure, and romance—and to track down the woman who sent him to prison for a crime he didn't commit (but she did). Think Lords of the Rings meets the "spaghetti Westerns" of director Sergio Leone, with an adventurous twist!
Terra Incognito: A Guide to Building the Worlds of Your Imagination
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,160. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by StarWarp Concepts. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Essay » Literature
In Terra Incognito, bestselling fantasy author Richard C. White outlines the detailed steps by which writers can create the sort of countries, populations, governments, and militaries that are essential for building a three-dimensional fantasy world that will engage readers. Includes an exclusive interview with New York Times bestselling fantasy author Tracy Hickman.
Blood Reign: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 2
Series: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,270. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015 by StarWarp Concepts. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Monster-fighting teenaged goth Pandora Zwieback returns, in this follow-up to her debut novel Blood Feud. With the forces of darkness gathering to unleash hell on Earth, she, her boyfriend Javier, and her immortal, shape-shifting mentor, Annie, must face down vampires, fallen angels, and hordes of monsters to try and prevent humanity's destruction.
Blood Feud: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 1
Series: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,820. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011 by StarWarp Concepts. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Pandora Zwieback is a 16-year-old NYC Goth girl with the unwanted power to see monsters. But with the help of a 400-year-old monster hunter named Sebastienne, Pan will learn to appreciate this power—just in time to find herself and her parents in the middle of a war among rival vampire clans searching for an ultimate weapon!

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F. Paul Wilson
Latest book: The Christmas Thingy.
Published October 30, 2011.