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Trading Knives

Corgren makes a living as a prize knife-fighter in the rough fighting rings along the Hart river. When a mysterious stranger offers him power to gain revenge on his enemies for his service,

Corgren dismisses it as a con. But when the stakes are high against an opponent as skilled as himself, will Corgren accept offer? This short story is a prequel to The Bow of Destiny, Book 1 of The Bow of Hart Saga and contains a sample chapter from the upcoming novel.


Believe and Live

Believe and Live is a horrific short story and the explosive prelude to Broken Mirror.

Mía Barrias is taking a break from managing the governor's re-election campaign to honeymoon in Carmichael, a small resort town in Semiautonomous California. But she wakes up to a nightmare--sleeping gas wafts through the town, self-driving cars run people down in the streets, and a man clad in black is killing people with a stunstick as he tells them to "Believe and Live."

Can Mía survive long enough to outwit the man behind the massacre and bring help to the people of Carmichael, including a special four-year-old named Victor Eastmore?


The Chronicles of Mayer

Adara needs to know about her past if she, and everyone else, is to have a future. The Moocow Monks of Mayer have the answers. Inside their subterranean archive, Adara sits and watches the history of NotsoGreatBritAlbion unfold before her eyes.

As a catastrophic flood wipes out most of the population of Great Britain, cow herds, Gopi Jnanamaya Kosha (Mayer) and Gopala Arjuna Bhutapanchaka, of Mahabharata House, a Buddhist community, are forced to flee, taking the cows with them.

With water levels rising at an alarming rate, and terrifying storms endangering their pilgrimage, Mayer and Arjuna must battle not only the elements but hungry survivors and rogue soldiers intent on butchering the holy cattle.


Black Bess


The Last Doctor

Can he escape?

Over the past six months, the Doctor has become riddled with doubt. Is the work he is doing at the mysterious Newton Street facility immoral? Has he gone too far? Is it time to get out of the urban jungle that is New Hampton? Can he even get out with Doctor Zhirkov and Darkmore in charge?

Q - So, what makes the Government Rain Mysteries special?

I have always enjoyed reading dark, mysterious books that leave me desperate for answers, and the Government Rain Mysteries are my interpretation of the macabre, urban, mystery genres.

I have forever been engrossed with science fiction that touches on the unexplainable, that baffles, intrigues and gets you turning to the next page hoping to find the answers. With The Government Rain Mysteries, I hope to leave the reader puzzled,


Julia Dream

In a not too distant future, a nuclear war has decimated mankind. Three centuries later, survivors live barricaded in cities controlled by the Human Empire, while the inhabitants of the countryside have been mutated by radiation and live in the forests surrounding urban settlements, waging war on the humans.

When both her parents die in a fire, Julia is left to cope alone with a highly bureaucratic and regulated system, with very few select allies. As her loyalty undergoes increasingly harsh tests, Julia draws attention to herself with her cold blood and fierce resolve in battle.

Constantly on the edge between an independent spirit and military discipline, Julia will have to decide how to use the power that has been granted her.


Dancing With The Devil

Mr Graham is not much of a dancer. Then walking home one miserable November evening, when the drizzle hangs in the air as if reluctant to hit the pavement, he meets a little man who offers to change all that…

This is a collection of short stories of the weird and wonderful for those with busy lives, who might find they have the odd ten minutes to spare, commuting, lunch breaks etc., but don’t want to delve into a full length novel for that short time. Or perhaps, those who just want lose them themselves in a story that can be completed in those few, spare minutes.

There are nine such stories, along with, for the more adventurous, one that is about twice the length of the others. For the really adventurous there is a 10,000 word prequel to my new novel ‘Bleak’.


Absence of Blade

This isn’t about victory. This is about survival.

Mose Attarish isn’t used to making mistakes. As an intelligence agent on the contested world Olios 3, he gathers the intel to direct the Osk’s operatives into every chink in the Terran forces’ armor. Through sabotage, espionage, and assassinations, the Osk have held their own in the war for Olios 3 – barely. Every failed mission brings the war’s end nearer, and when faulty intel nearly kills one of his operatives, Mose takes it hard.

Gau Shesharrim doesn’t blame Mose for what happened. Bad intel is one of the risks of the job, and it’s a job Gau wouldn’t trade for any other. But his latest brush with death has made even this seasoned assassin consider the merits of early retirement. Too bad the top brass don’t care what Gau wants.


Murder by Android

Can an android be tried for murder?


The Innkeeper's Son

Billy cheerfully runs The Valley’s Finest Inn with his father and daydreams of a fantasy life in the distant courts of the kingdom. One night, a murderous stranger from his secret past emerges to take from him his life and the magic ring that belonged to his mother.

Billy must flee home to stay alive and is thrust into an adventure that leads him to the highest courts in the land. But there are perils to such a journey. Monsters, giants, spirits and brigands prowl the wilds of Lyonesse, not to mention a dragon that wants to eat him! As he struggles to survive and unravel the mysteries encircling his life, Billy becomes aware of a menacing figure lurking in the shadows; a ruthless nemesis that has hunted him his entire life.



She won’t hesitate to take on any demon from any of the seven hells, but none of them are as terrifying as the ones in her own mind.

Baezha Ambrose is a gifted sorceress. Aleena Kurrin, her adoptive sister, is a gifted warrior. Together they have faced countless foes, but now Baezha must face what she fears the most – her past. She’d fled her home town of Oleppo after her world ended in fire and blood and left her crippled with guilt. In the years since, the forces that destroyed her world have taken over Oleppo and grown stronger. Now she must return to Oleppo to sort things out.

The Watchers is a secret society of religious zealots fanatically devoted to the extinction of magic.


The Dragon Who Didn't Fly

He Must Fly to Save His World

After naming Druid the Dragon of Destiny, his parents abandoned him in a swamp, and he bitterly vowed to never fly again.

Now his destiny is looking a lot like death. Malvern Frost, a cunning and malicious opportunist, wants to destroy the swamp and turn it into real estate. Only the dragon’s presence prevents him from realizing his dream of wealth and power.

Exploiting a centuries-old fear of the allegedly vicious creature few have seen, the would-be tycoon tries to ignite the humans’ terror into murderous rage. Enthusiasm for killing the dragon builds, and Frost realizes that with his rising popularity, he could topple the current government and establish himself as dictator.


Dragon Lords

The fabled Dragon Lord trove is a thing of legend. No one has penetrated the old Dragon fort deep in the heart of the Behundrian desert, sealed a thousand years ago.

Vetravincus, sword for hire, finds himself fighting for his life in the lawless town of Dragonskull, overrun by a slave caravan of criminals. Brigands want to kill him—he just wants to fence a jewel—but such missions are things of the past after he befriends a persecuted half Thrule who claims to know where the lost treasure is...


The After War

Two years have passed since humankind faced extinction: Cousin, Brian and Steven, are leaving the protection of their underground bunker for the first time, after a cataclysmic war and unrelenting disease ravaged the earth. On the other side of North America, a young survivalist is leaving the seclusion of his cabin deep in the woods, traveling with his aging canine companion, Winston.

For individual reasons, these men are traveling east, where the fragmented lives of a small number of survivors will soon be decided by the choices of a corrupt few. Although they are not yet aware, the strength that resides inside them will soon be tested, and destiny will call for their fates to be forever intertwined.


Oak and Mistletoe

Book One of The Rituals Trilogy—A Druid Curse, A Prophesied Love, A Consuming Vengeance…

Catherine Green, along with her twin sister and older brother, travels to Ireland on a college graduation trip. Her vacation takes a permanent turn when she lands her dream job at an art and history museum on her beloved Emerald Isle. She meets a handsome stranger named Bowen, an expert of sorts on local ancient studies. Though their first meetings are turbulent at best, Catherine finds herself drawn to him.

Unaware that she is the key to breaking a hidden curse, Catherine unleashes the evil madman Conall and his druid followers, imprisoned since ancient times. Tragedy and loss ensue, sprouting within Catherine the deep seeds of rage that thrust her onto the damaging path of vengeance.


Black Dragon

“Taste of me and know the dark desire.
I am the mirror whose reflection you dare not look upon...”

Black Dragon is the third collection in The Dragon Chronicles, a series of dark fantasy tales.


Shackleton's Folly

Alec Shackleton shoulders the quest to redeem his father’s honor and save the human race from extinction. With a dwindling population, his last chance is to solve the riddle surrounding the legend of a lost tribe.

With help from an alien android partner named Dancer, and the mysterious slave girl Electra, Alec must gather the clues to an eleven-thousand-year-old mystery.

A warring race claims manifest destiny and dons the mantle of empire as the galaxy burns in the void’s stillness. Alec is prepared to sacrifice those he loves to save the human species.

From the mind of the award-winning author Todd Yunker comes a thrilling, page-turning epic science fiction adventure where myth and legend collide. Shackleton's Folly is the first book in the Lost Wonders saga.


The Council

The Council is the governing Coven over the Land of Five, a region entirely inhabited—and split apart—by witches with varying powers. Lilith Lace, a witch thought to be born powerless, happily resides in Ignis, the Coven of Fire, until she suddenly develops telekinesis, an ability only seen in some witches born in Mentis, the Coven of the Mind.

When The Council finds out about her odd development, she’s taken under their wing and is finally told the truth—everything she’s learned about the Land of Five, herself included, have been nothing but lies.


The Awakening of Magic

Vivid fantasy adventure.

Rose is plunged into a world of magic and monsters and must learn to master magic, or be consumed by it. At the same time, she learns that she may have to work with the Elf Eloo and the Werewolf Kye – creatures that she believed evil – to save her sister Robin from dark magic users.
Will she succeed or be transformed by the magic … into what?


Shackleton's Burden

Dancer, the centaur android, owes his freedom to a human. The human, on a mission to save his race, was killed due to Dancer’s curiosity. The life-debt caused Dancer to scour the galaxy for the man’s son. The son is the key to humanity’s deliverance and Dancer’s hope for redemption.

Alec Shackleton is busy restoring the magnificent space yacht Quest when a voice in the darkness calls his name. After listening to the tragic tale, Alec must accept that the burden of mankind destiny lies in his hands.

Shackleton's Burden is a novella giving one of several back stories in the Lost Wonder saga sci-fi adventure series set in the 24th century. If you like vivid worlds, multi-dimensional characters, and the hope of redemption, you’ll order Todd Yunker’s series starter for your collection.