Category: Urban Fantasy

FREE NOVEL

Send me an email requesting a novel from one of these three genres and I’ll reply with the .epub file of a complete novel. Here are your choices:

Science Fiction – Multiplarity

Multiplarity is a hundred and seventy thousand word Space Opera with the following books. 
Book One covers the development of Omniphage and the subsequent collapse of civilization. When beauty and health are no longer concerns, ignorance and greed may destroy humanity.
Book Two follows the development of a couple avenues of escape with the founding of a lunar colony and a transhumanist world. Even so, perfect health and longevity may not be enough against vacuum, radiation, and terrorism.
Book Three follows the founding of another world and finally meeting aliens. That is if religious intolerance and political expedience don’t condemn us once more.

 

Urban Fantasy – Shifter Shadows

From the dawn of prehistory to an apocalyptic day after tomorrow,

We’re all shifters

shifters and their friends have been in the background of every historical event. Shapechangers, healers, hunters, shamans, and great leaders, have always been around. We recognize the legendary ones, but must always keep in mind that Gomer is a good dog.
This novel is about a hundred and twelve thousand words.

 

 

 

Steampunk/Dieselpunk – Airship Legacy

Starting in late Victorian England and running through WWII, a remarkable series of characters share their adventures. Airships, naval vessels, strong women, and the fury of war on three continents, can elicit both laughter and tears.
This novel is about eighty-four thousand words in length.

I’m trying to get a feel for how many fans are actually reading my posts with this little experiment. If you have the time, I would love some sort of feedback after you’ve read your selection.

My email is masteranthonystevens@gmail.com

Thanks!

Faery Trap

More than a dozen years ago, I wrote a fantasy poem in response to a challenge on an email list. I had forgotten all about it, until I tripped over it while clearing some debris from mail.

I guess that gives me the right to inflict it on you, dear readers.

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Super Summer Sale!

This month only, I’m having a half-price sale on some of my stories. I’d love to see some comments on any of them. Comments, critiques, reviews, and thrown tomatoes are always welcome.

Use the PROMO CODE SSW50 at checkout to get 50% off the retail price of the following tales.

Shibari Sails

AudioBook

Shibari Sails is all about piracy and pleasure in the Caribbean. From Palm Beach to the West End, Vanessa Fullright and her fellow ex-cons, provide unforgettable vacations for wealthy patrons, while trying to avoid watery graves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiplarity

Perfect health, longevity, religious intolerance, political expedience, and aliens… all part of colonizing another world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncommon Ground

A terrorist launches multiple attacks with the help of thousands of rats.
An unlikely band of Guardians and their animal friends must be our first line of defense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Creek Ghost

A psychotic ex-boyfriend threatens Dani and Ranger Rick in the lush beauty of a state park. Can Abinormal and Grandma Lupe save them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tazia Fahn

A dieselpunk swashbuckler with a strong heroine, corrupt cops, gangsters, and airships!

 

FREE BOOKS!

I just joined the Smashwords week of free epubs! This is your chance to get a couple of my best-sellers for free.

Multiplarity is a hundred and seventy thousand word Space Opera that includes the following books.
Book One covers the development of Omniphage and the subsequent collapse of civilization. When beauty and health are no longer concerns, ignorance and greed may destroy humanity.
Book Two follows the development of a couple avenues of escape with the founding of a lunar colony and a transhumanist world. Even so, perfect health and longevity may not be enough against vacuum, radiation, and terrorism.
Book Three follows the founding of another world and finally meeting aliens. That is if religious intolerance and political expedience don’t condemn us once more.

Multiplarity is normally $8.99, but is free for the rest of the week.

Turkey Creek Ghost is a tale involving witches, ghosts, and a wolf. A psychotic ex-boyfriend threatens Dani and Ranger Rick in the lush beauty of a state park. Can Abinormal and Grandma Lupe save them?

Turkey Creek Ghost is normally $3.99, but is free for the rest of the week.

Both of these are great reads. Don’t miss out on this promotion.

Uncommon Ground

This is an urban fantasy thriller!

A psychotic terrorist launches nuclear, biological, and electronic attacks with the help of thousands of rats.

Julius is a sorcerer who knows he needs a team. A Marine sniper, teenage cosplayers, bikers, and railroad engineers join forces with their animal partners in our defense.

Dark currents eddy around an unlikely band of Guardians. How many must die to prevent apocalyptic destruction?

WARNING: Extreme violence and graphic sex!

Get your copy here!

First Lines

I know we’ve all heard at one point or another, that opening lines or paragraphs are crucial to the success of a story. Awhile back, I was chatting with some creative friends and the topic of terrible opening lines came up. Off the top of my head, I invented the following sentence.

Shivering in sodden furs, Koragh peered out of the cave as hurried clouds shed fetid streams.

I was surprised when several people responded favorably to it. After some thought, I put it in the first line of a new story and let it grow. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised at the short story that came from what I thought was terrible. Here’s the first couple of paragraphs:

“Shivering in sodden furs, Koragh peered out of the cave as hurried clouds shed fetid streams.”
Officer Mark Droves tossed the paperback over the seat. “Damn! I can write better than this crap.”
Officer Todd Davis almost choked on his cheeseburger before replying. “Well, why don’t you? Hell, you been braggin’ about knowing how to write ever since I’ve known you. So far, all I’ve seen have been a couple of pretty good short stories, and several hundred arresting officer reports.”

Let us segue to about a year ago. I was in the middle of editing a series of urban fantasy novellas and short stories. The goal was to create a single, cohesive novel with a few recurring characters. That horrible opening line was incorporated into a new urban fantasy novel. Since then, Shifter Shadows has turned into a one hundred and twelve thousand word tale that starts in early prehistory and ends in the near future.

With that bit of background, here’s a list of opening lines from some of my tales.

  • Shivering in sodden furs, Koragh peered out of the cave as hurried clouds shed fetid streams. – Shifter Shadows (urban fantasy)
  • A blacktop ribbon disappeared into the distance between rows of waist-high corn while a distant rumble grew louder and coalesced into a lime-green sports car. – Multiplarity (science fiction)
  • He stared at the bleak landscape and muttered to himself. “Dust. Nothing but dust. I hate dust.” – Multiplarity (science fiction)
  • Damn! It felt great to be alive! – Shibari Sails (modern pirate adventure)
  • Only a slight breeze ruffled the warm waters of the lagoon as the galleon swung free, seaweed and barnacles crusting her anchor chain, broken mizzen still waiting to be repaired. – Tinkerzdamn (fantasy)
  • This Monday was different. The moment her mother hugged her and tried to leave, Inara clutched the young woman’s leg and begged her not to go. –Shadows and Shades (paranormal romance)

What do you think? Do they entice you to read the rest?