The Fire and the Forge by Jack Geurts
Would you rather be the conquered or the conqueror?
In a world where gods pull the strings of mortals and people wield the power of the elements, the nation of Libera is attacked by its age-old enemy, the Kem, who lay waste to the land and its armies with their demonic powers of fire and steel.
Imharak, a blacksmith's apprentice, is forced to leave his home town when it is raided and burned to the ground.
Together with his master, Gaius, he flees into the wilderness, heading for Gaius' brother, who is caught near a city that has just been conquered by the Kem.
What troubles Imharak is not so much the invasion, but the fact that he shares the same powers as the invaders, leading him to question where he came from.
He never knew his parents - he was raised as a Liberite and destined to be a common blacksmith.
His powers had always made him an outcast, and now he starts to think he might have more in common with the conquerors than with the conquered.
An origin myth of gods and heroes will crumble and give way to a history of tyrants, slaves and genocide.
Soon, Imharak will find his allegiances torn between both sides. As he and Gaius journey closer to the lion's den, Imharak will discover who he really is and what he is capable of.
A bloody, harrowing adventure that takes its cues from ancient civilisations and mythologies, The Fire and the Forge is like no fantasy you've ever read.
Dragon's Fire by Tiger Hebert
A rising tide of violence is spreading across the land, and it threatens to cast all of Aurion into war and chaos. Slayvin, a terror straight out of nightmare, is at the heart of the corruption. Using dark, and sorcerous power, the shadow drake bends and twists the will of those who would seek his power for their own.
As the dragon wages his war, the survivors are left with a choice; forge unlikely alliances among the disparate races, or become enslaved. In either case, the future is grim. It is a future of war. Axes are sharpened, bows are strung, andcryptic prophecies are examined for the one thing that is all but lost—hope.
Under Witch Moon by Maria E. Schneider
Adriel should have known that with a werewolf, it never stopped with just one body. She would have gone to the police after witnessing Dolores' death, but she wasn't certain the killer she saw was responsible for the other murders. Besides, the police didn't believe in werewolves, and they weren't going to believe she was a witch either so what could she tell them?
She kept her eyes and ears open while she tried to help her latest client escape the clutches of a voodoo witch, but things went from bad to worse when more bodies turned up. She was greatly relieved when she met White Feather, an undercover cop. Unfortunately, he wasn't convinced she was innocent of all wrong-doing.
It was going to take every spell she knew and a few she hadn't tried to solve the murders and stay alive.
Kitsune by Nicolette Andrews
To save her life, Rin must destroy Hikaru's. Falling in love with him was never part of the plan.
Rin enters the palace as a spy. If she can gain the prince’s trust, she will break the spell that turned her human. But without a voice, it might be too much of a challenge, even for her. She only has until the next full moon to do it, or she’ll be turned into a fox. But as her feelings for him grow, Rin is left with an impossible choice. Will she betray him to his enemies or make the ultimate sacrifice for love?
Kitsune by Nicolette Andrews is a fairy tale retelling of ‘The Little Mermaid’. While you won’t see any mermaids in this twist on the classic tale, the story will feel familiar just the same. The author blends together elements of the classic fairy tale with Japanese mythology. Fans of fairy tale retellings, anime and manga, will love this retelling. Get your copy today.