Featured Work: Across the Veil by Leann M. Rettell

Clicking Keys would like to congratulate Leann M. Rettell on the release of ACROSS THE VEIL, the first book in her Conjuragic Trilogy.

About the Book

Ora Stone’s memories were erased for her protection. She is a witch, hidden in the human realm, hidden from the others of her kind, protected by ancient magic.
On her first day of college, she loses her amulet, releasing her long-dormant powers. Purely by accident, she performs a levitation spell, an action that breaks the Concealment Code and summons Protectors from Conjuragic to investigate. She is arrested and taken Across the Veil to stand trial for her crimes.
In prison, she must work with her Defender to rediscover her past and prove her innocence, but the prejudice against her is daunting. Just when Ora thinks all hope is lost, she discovers her family’s secret buried deep in the heart of a conspiracy within the political world of Conjuragic. Will she decide to fight back, risking her family’s exposure, or leave her fate in the hands of the tribunal?

Across the Veil - Leann M. Rettell

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Featured Work: Thief of Nations

Congratulations to Jay Requard on the release of the third and final installment in his Saga of the Panther series, Thief of Nations.

About the Book

In the final days of Tolivius’ violent revolution the city braces for an onslaught born of hell. The dead stalk the savannah, enthralled by the insidious Voduni Calla as the mad witch-doctor vies to bring civilization down around the innocent and guilty alike.

Only Manwe the Panther stands in his way.

Left without the rebellion he started, the savannah’s legendary thief must cobble together a plan to defeat Voduni Calla before the devil’s damnation succeeds. Backed by the enigmatic sorcerer Cleon and his fellow thief Folami, he delves deep into the savannah’s darkest corners hoping beyond hope there exists a means to defeat the undead and their master.

Even if that means costs him his life.

In this pulse-pounding conclusion to a series inspired by Michael Moore’s V for Vendetta and Charles Saunders’ Imaro, all fates are found, all destinies are decided and for one thief fighting for freedom, liberty stands at the edge of oblivion.

Brought to you by the award-winning Sword & Sorcery author Jay Requard, The Saga of the Panther continues in this final installment of a thrilling new fantasy that blends Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser with George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones set in a secondary-world Africa where the Greeks have invaded and danger stalks within every shadow.

— Description from Amazon.com


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Featured Work: Heaven Can Wait

Clicking Keys would like to congratulate John Hartness on the release of Heaven Can Wait, the latest installment in his award-winning Quincy Harker series!

About the Book

It’s raining demons in Atlanta, and Quincy Harker and the Shadow Council are humanity’s last great hope for survival.

The demon Orobas has a plan to destroy the world, and only Harker and his team of legacy folk heroes can stop him. Standing against the rising tide of darkness are Harker, the immortal magic-wielding son of Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray, Detective Rebecca Gail Flynn of the Charlotte Police Department, and Harker’s uncle Luke, who most people know better as Vlad Dracula. Alongside them fight the descendants of legends – the mysterious Adam, Dr. Watson’s great-grandson Jack, Jo Henry, descended from the famous steel driver John Henry, and Gabby Van Helsing, whose ancestor was Luke’s greatest rival.

This band of humans and monsters have to save the world from Orobas, and whatever terrible force is lurking behind him.

It’s Hell on Earth, so Heaven Can Wait.

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Featured Work: Calling All Angels

Clicking Keys would like to congratulate John Hartness on the release of Calling All Angels, the first Shadow Council novella set in the world of his award-winning Quincy Harker series.

About the Book

From the pages of Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter comes this thrilling new dark fantasy series!

They are humanity’s defense against the supernatural. They are the light in the darkness. They are the guardians that walk in the night. They are The Shadow Council.

Joanna Harrison is a freelance editor, working mother, and loving daughter. She is also the great-granddaughter or legendary steel driving man John Henry, and she has taken up his hammer to fight against the monsters that threaten her family and her world. She is Jo Henry, and she packs one hell of a punch.

Jo is fighting like the devil, looking for an angel. She’s on a mission to find the Archangel Michael, give him back his holy sword, and bring his memories back. But first she has to stay alive. Through underground cage fights and demon hunts in the desert, Jo will need all the help she can get to wake up the angel. And when a demon kidnaps her mother and daughter, it’s time to come out swinging.

The Shadow Council Case Files is a new dark fantasy series in the world of the best-selling Quncy Harker, Demon Hunter books.

— Description from Amazon.com


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Featured Work: Wothwood by Natania Barron

Congratulations to Natania Barron on the release of Wothwood, a Broken Cities novella!

About the Book

A thrilling new tale in The Broken Cities Universe

For time out of mind, the Brezhian people have protected the Wothwood, their lore passed down for generations to each clan. While rumors of a lost city within the wood pervade their mythology, none dare enter the sacred grove, the living grave of their goddess, Noduuoret. But when the Therian army arrives, intent on learning the Wothwood’s secrets, three heroes arise to challenge the threat: Lon, the warrior in exile; Glannon, the young ruler who left him to die; and Aoda, the woman of science, disfigured but unbent.

Together, they enter the Wothwood. Drawn by revenge. Drawn by desire. And drawn by the thirst for knowledge.

Adventure awaits in the wood where the world is broken.

Fans of The Hills of Meat, the Forest of Bone, and The Shattered Queen will enjoy this exciting new tale of Broken Cities!

— Description from Amazon.com


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Featured Work: Of Shade and Soul

Clicking Keys would like to congratulate A. G. Carpenter on the release of Of Shade and Soul, the second installation in her Touch trilolgy!

About the Book

Delaney Green might be dead, but she don’t mean to stay that way. As she searches for a way back to the realm of the living, and the man she lay down flesh and bone for, Percival Cox and his team investigate a series of deaths and stolen souls. But Percy is not the man he used to be. If Del can’t find a way to stop him from waking his past, he could destroy everything, including himself.

— Description from Amazon.com

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About the Author

A.G. Carpenter writes fiction of (and for) all sorts, with a focus on the speculative. With over a dozen published short stories, her work has appeared in Twitter-zines such as One Forty Fiction and Trapeze Magazine, online publications Daily Science Fiction, Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi, and Abyss & Apex.

Her work is available in print from Nature Magazine’s “Futures”, the micro-press anthology “Southern Gothic” (New Lit Salon Press – Oct. 2013), and “The Weather’s Always Fine in Paradise” – a collection of short stories and novelettes.

“Of Lips and Tongue”, the first novella in the “Touch” trilogy, was released in June 2016 through Falstaff Books. “Of Shade and Soul” the second book in the trilogy is available now.

She graduated from The College of Santa Fe with a degree in Moving Image Arts (B.A, 2004) and is still an avid fan of film making, with a preference for movies in which things explode. She lives in the southern United States with her husband, their lively son and a herd of cats.


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Featured Work: Wine, Women, & Song by John Hartness

Clicking Keys would like to congratulate John G. Hartness on the upcoming release of Wine, Women, & Song, the collected edition of Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 3!

About the Book

It’s been a year since Bubba settled things with his crazy brother Jason once and for all, and what a year it’s been! The third volume of collected Bubba stories contains more monsters, more inter-dimensional travel, more duels to the death, and more guitar solos than any other season of Bubba yet!

Wine, Women, & Song is a collected edition including the following four novellas:
Moon over Bourbon Street
Night at the Museum
Midsummer
Oh Bubba, Where Art Thou?

Moon Over Bourbon Street – Bubba and the team are on vacation in New Orleans, but it’s anything but easy! There are vampires hunting people, a hot chick in black leather on a Harley, and a butt-nekkid voodoo priest! How in the world is Bubba supposed to stop drinking Hurricanes and figure this mess out?

Night at the Museum – Bubba gets all cultured up when a mysterious figure from Uncle Father Joe’s past drags him into a mess of romantic entanglements, butt-kicking suits of armor, ticked-off museum exhibits, and disembodied vampire heads trying to kill him. And that’s not even the scary stuff!

Midsummer – By far the most high-brow Bubba adventure ever, which ain’t saying much. There are missing kids in Nashville, and Bubba and Agent Amy are called in to investigate. Bubba has to learn how to put an app on his phone, then gets sucked into a dimension with no cell service when Shakespeare meets Pokemon Go! Bubba has to find the missing girls, escape from prison, and rassle an alligator before he can get back home and get some famous hot chicken!

Oh Bubba, Where Art Thou – a Christmas romp full of guest stars as Bubba tries to save the country music industry from Auto-Tune, Bro Country, and demons. Guest star Hank Williams Sr. takes Bubba through time in this redneck Christmas Carol. Can Bubba save country music, or are we doomed to an eternity of Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line?

— Description from Amazon.com


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About the Author

John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the best-selling author of the EPIC-Award-winning series The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy series that answers the eternal question “Why aren’t there more fat vampires?”

A graduate of Winthrop University, John lives in Charlotte with his wife Suzy and a very demanding cat. In other lives, he has been an actor, lighting designer, theatre consultant, salesman, electronics technician, and arts administrator. He put his theatre performance degree to good use in the early 2000s, when he served as Managing Director of the Off-Tryon Theatre Company and President of both the Metrolina Theatre Association and the North Carolina Theatre Conference.

Since turning from stage to page, John has published over 20 short stories, half a dozen novels, a good fistful of novellas, and several anthologies. John is the author of the Bubba the Monster Hunter series of comic shorts, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter novella series, and the creator and co-editor of the Big Bad anthology series, among other projects.

In 2016, John teamed up with a pair of other publishing industry ne’er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a publishing conglomerate dedicated to pushing the boundaries of literature and entertainment.

In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and recording new episodes of the podcast Authors & Dragons, where he plays a Pathfinder game with five other fantasy authors. John is also a contributor to the Magical Words group blog. An avid Magic: the Gathering player, John is strong in his nerd-fu and has sometimes been referred to as “the Kevin Smith of Charlotte, NC.” And not just for his girth.


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Featured Work: Oh Bubba, Where Art Thou?

Clicking Keys would like to congratulate John G. Hartness on the upcoming release of Oh Bubba, Where Art Thou? the final installment of Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 3!

We can’t wait for season 4!

About the Book

Darrell Scott said it best when he said country music sounds tired, but it doesn’t sound Haggard, that is has money but it doesn’t have Cash. Well, Bubba is visited by the Ghosts of Music Past, Present, and Yet to Come in a Christmas Carol-style romp guided by legends of song to save Music from Auto-Tune Hell, literally!

Follow Bubba as he tries to save music, gets his butt kicked by a little girl, and duels a demon in a sing-off that would make Charlie Daniels proud as a demon comes to Muscle Shoals and Bubba time-travels with Hank Williams, Sr.!

And after all that, this Season 3 finale ends with a HUGE revelation about Bubba’s family that will leave audiences waiting with bated breath for the beginning of Bubba the Monster Hunter Season 4!

— Description from Amazon.com


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About the Author

John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the best-selling author of the EPIC-Award-winning series The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy series that answers the eternal question “Why aren’t there more fat vampires?”

A graduate of Winthrop University, John lives in Charlotte with his wife Suzy and a very demanding cat. In other lives, he has been an actor, lighting designer, theatre consultant, salesman, electronics technician, and arts administrator. He put his theatre performance degree to good use in the early 2000s, when he served as Managing Director of the Off-Tryon Theatre Company and President of both the Metrolina Theatre Association and the North Carolina Theatre Conference.

Since turning from stage to page, John has published over 20 short stories, half a dozen novels, a good fistful of novellas, and several anthologies. John is the author of the Bubba the Monster Hunter series of comic shorts, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter novella series, and the creator and co-editor of the Big Bad anthology series, among other projects.

In 2016, John teamed up with a pair of other publishing industry ne’er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a publishing conglomerate dedicated to pushing the boundaries of literature and entertainment.

In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and recording new episodes of the podcast Authors & Dragons, where he plays a Pathfinder game with five other fantasy authors. John is also a contributor to the Magical Words group blog. An avid Magic: the Gathering player, John is strong in his nerd-fu and has sometimes been referred to as “the Kevin Smith of Charlotte, NC.” And not just for his girth.


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