Signal Boost: Paragons

I am proud to introduce to you the latest release from Silver Empire publishing: Paragons: An Anthology of Superheroes

Silver Empire’s mission statement is “to find and publish the best heroic, wondrous adventure fiction out there. Like you, we wanted stories that still showcased heroism. And we like fiction that dares to show us wonders we’ve never imagined.”

Yeah, with a statement like that, an anthology about superheroes was something we all should have seen coming.

Look – up in the sky!

They awe us. They fill us with wonder. But most of all, they inspire us – to be stronger, faster, and smarter. Superheroes teach us how to aspire to the best versions of ourselves. Enjoy this master collection of collection of 13 tales of all-new, all-original superheroes from today’s up and coming science fiction and fantasy masters!

When the police fail to take down the super powered mobs a rogue vigilante steps up to the plate in Nightstick by Kai Wai Cheah. Peek in on a superhero marriage proposal via Blackout by Morgon Newquist. When a young nuclear engineer gains superpowers, the Soviet government wants to control her for the sake of the motherland in Stalina by Sam Kepfield.

Enjoy these tales and more by Alt-Hero novelist Jon Del Arroz, Dragon Award and Hugo Award nominee Kai Wai Cheah, Dragon Award nominee Declan Finn, and others!

My own particular contribution to the series is “The Weather Witch,” about an African girl, raised in a missionary school, attacked by slavers. Only in this case, the leader of these slavers is a giant fellow, with crackling yellow electricity eyes. He jokes that “His mother was the lightning.”

And since this little girl has grown up with this risk her entire life, she decided that she’s not going to go down easy — she jabs the guy in the eyes.  They both get a bit of a shock…

So what happens when a ten year old girl basically finger jabs the eyes of a monster run on elemental forces?

Get the book. Find out.

Signal Boost: Lyonesse, Volume 1

Those of you who might remember Silver Empire’s Lyonesse short story service now have the ultimate sampler pack: Lyonesse, Volume 1, bringing you the best stories from the first run. It has psychics, time travel, gods, and sci-fi battle angels. We have a woman with the power to raise the dead. A man stranded on another world, fighting all alone for a lost cause. Zombies invading New York. Alien artifacts. Sci-Fi battle angels. Samurais fighting demons. Interplanetary detectives and lost unicorns.Featuring the Dragon Award Finalists Kai Wai Cheah, L. Jagi Lamplighter … and me, Declan Finn.

This collection, for the low low price of $2.99, includes the following 16 short stories:

  • Four Weddings and a Funeral by L. Jagi Lamplighter
  • The Dreaming Wounds by Anya Ow
  • The Dragon’s Teeth by David Hallquist
  • Zombie Jamboree by Declan Finn
  • The Artifact by Dean Abbott
  • We Bury Our Own by Kai Wai Cheah
  • Number 43 by Jonathan Ward
  • The Last Winter by A.R. Aston
  • Shini Tai by C.L. Werner
  • The Case of the Unicorn by Nora M. Mulligan
  • The Harsh Mistress by Mike Murphy
  • St. Lucian’s Star by Dawn Witzke
  • A Day Without the Horned Goddess by Kieran McKiel
  • In Another Life by Morgon Newquist
  • Moonset by S.D. McPhail
  • Mile High Murder by Declan Finn

Zombie Jamboree opens with

New York City’s first zombie on record walked onto the train platform at Queens Plaza at 6:43 in the morning. Nobody noticed the zombie for one reason: it was a fresh zombie, and thus indistinguishable from the rest of the commuters shambling onto the platform during rush hour.

Heh. Yeah. I had fun.
And Mile High Murder is the story of a murderer running around an airplane, stalking his prey. Very Alfred Hitchcock.
I recommend Lyonesse Volume 1. Do try it.

One Page Podcast: War Demons by Russell Newquist

It is through suffering that the soul is purified.

Every soldier brings demons home from war. But when Sergeant Michael Alexander came home to Athens, Georgia from Afghanistan, his war demons started kidnapping local college girls. Things got crazy when Michael tried to stop him.

Then the dragon arrived.

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Signal Boost: War Demons

A new novel from Russell Newquist, publisher of Silver Empire and Lyonesse, a new kind of fiction magazine, War Demons

When he came home, so did they…

Driven by vengeance, Michael Alexander enlisted in the Army the day after 9/11. Five years later, disillusioned and broken by the horrors he witnessed in Afghanistan, Michael returns home to Georgia seeking to begin a new life. But he didn’t come alone. Something evil followed him, and it’s leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

The police are powerless. The Army has written Michael off. Left to face down a malevolent creature first encountered in the mountains of Afghanistan, he’ll rely on his training, a homeless prophet, and estranged family members from a love lost…

But none of them expected the dragon.

Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden collides with Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International in this supernatural thriller that goes straight to Hell!

Signal Boost: A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller

A Pius Man is what happens when a Catholic historian gets pissed off by lies
passed off as history, and whose plotting style is formed
by growing up with Die Hard as a Christmas movie.”

A Pius Man is being rereleased by Silver Empire, currently the ebook is on sale for .99!

Murder in the Vatican!

As the head of Vatican security, Giovanni Figlia must protect a new, African Pope who courts controversy every other day. The Pope’s latest project is to make Pius XII, “Hitler’s Pope,” a saint. Things haven’t gotten better since the Pope employed American mercenary Sean Ryan.

Then a body fell onto the Vatican doorstep.

Mercenaries, spies, beautiful women, international intrigue and ancient secrets – The Pius Trilogy has it all!

A Pius Man
A holy thriller from Dragon Award nominee Declan Finn
  • Mystery, Riddles, and Secrecy. An international intrigue that reaches its tendrils across multiple nations, multiple religions, and multiple decades.
  • Mercenaries, Spies, and Assassins. American mercenaries, Russian assassins, Israeli spies, and a priest that makes James Bond look like a sissy.
  • Action, Action, and More Action. A relentless thriller that never lets up the pace!

On Amazon in Kindle and Paperback.