I’m fortunate to know a LOT of talented, creative people, many of whom rely on their art to make their living, so I wanted to do something to share the love for the upcoming holiday season and maybe drive a little business their way.
Remember, if you’re going to order a physical product that requires shipping, you might want to do so now because the US Postal Service is going to get slammed soon enough!
Since this is my website, I’m going to kick things off with an announcement that the first books in my three series — Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins, The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Scratching a Lich, and Well-Behaved Women – Awakening — will all be available for the Kindle for 99 cents starting Black Friday, November 27, through Friday, December 4.
And remember, I still have hard copies of everything available directly from me, and you get free books with every order. This post has all the details.
Gnome for the Holidays by Jess MacLean – It’s December and Jarle is ready to dive into his favorite holiday eats and treats. Follow him as he shares his adventures with you through the power of social media on InstaYam. Will he try the Christmas delight you like best? Let’s find out. Merry Christmas!
Welcome to Chanu-Con! by Beth Rodgers and Howard Fridson – Join Max and his sister Lila as they navigate their synagogue’s Chanukah extravaganza, “Chanu-Con!” Their day’s highlights include making a human menorah, dipping Chanukah candles, tasting latkes and Chanukah treats, and dancing to festive music.
Fantasy – Misc.
Swarmed by Renee Mallett – “The first bee she found was dead . . . “
And so begins the illustrated story of a young woman who, inexplicably, one day wakes up to find herself the Queen of a wayward hive of bees. Invoking scientific data, current events, memories, mythology, bad jokes, history and figures as diverse as Albert Einstein and King Solomon author Renee Mallett blurs the lines between the inner and outer worlds of her characters while exploring the confines of narrative, plot, and form.
Friends in High Places by Rob Smales –
HE ONLY WANTED SOME FRIENDS
He pestered them day after day to be considered one of the guys, but they didn’t want anything to do with him. They ignored and made fun of him, ditching him at every opportunity, but Tommy wouldn’t take the hint. So, they came up with a plan to drive him away.
IT WAS ONLY A HARMLESS PRANK
The House on Smithen Street – Or, From Out the Cellar by R.C. Mulhare – Fionagh Cuneen has recently joined the Montague household as a chambermaid. But the strange events in the cellar of the New England mansion keep her awake at night. Avril, her employer’s young bride, seeks to discover what lurks in the shadows, and the master of the house will stop at nothing to protect his secrets. And Fionagh will do anything to protect her mistress.
Trailer Trash by Scott T. Goudsward – Until the night his parents are murdered, Elvis Taggard’s world doesn’t extend far beyond the Starry Night Trailer Park. He never suspects there’s a secret society of bloodsuckers lurking in the shadows of the main streets and back roads of modern-day America. All that changes one fateful night come dinnertime after a sexy succubus satisfies her hunger by gorging on second helpings of the boy’s momma and daddy.
Tall Tales – Vol. One by Tim McLaughlin – Tall Tales follows an amateur paranormal investigator with an immunity to magic, a witch seeking to better understand the paranormal, a priest hunting down a cult that threatens mankind, and a narrator tying their world together as they all move toward a shared fate.
Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse by Lyn Worthen – It’s time to turn the “man and his dog wandering through a dystopian world” trope on its head, and tell the stories about cats and their women – their badass women! Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse wanders through broken worlds with stories of survival, technology, magic, and sheer determination. But – like their cats – the authors frequently slipped out the upstairs window or knocked things off of countertops, and their stories are stronger for it.
Derelict (Book One – The Halcyon Space series) by L.J. Cohen – When Rosalen Maldonado tinkers with the derelict freighter, she’s just hoping to prove she deserves a scholarship to University. She certainly doesn’t count on waking the ship’s damaged AI or having three stowaways, Micah Rotherwood and brothers Jem and Barre Durbin, along for the ride.
The Wielders of Arantha by Patrick Hodges – The future of the human race hangs in the balance. A powerful alien race called the Jegg has invaded Earth, wiping out half of the Terran Confederation.
Age of Heroes (The Pantheon Saga – Book One) by C.C. Ekeke – Every hero has a beginning. So does every villain. Titan, the world’s greatest superhero, has been murdered by his longtime archenemy Lord Borealis. And from the ashes rises a new generation. Gifted with powers on the night of Titan’s death, fifteen-year-old Hugo awakes to the strange world of superheroes. A world he isn’t prepared for. But with godlike powers and a history of tragedy, will Hugo become a guardian of justice…or agent of chaos?
Ashley Jason and the Superhero Academy by Lucas Flint – She doesn’t want to be a superhero. But she has no choice. Sixteen-year-old Ashley ‘Crafter’ Jason has trust issues. Especially with supers, despite being a super and daughter of two famous superheroes herself.
Axiom Man: Tenth Anniversary Special Edition by A.P. Fuchs – One night, Gabriel Garrison was visited by a nameless messenger who bestowed upon him great power, a power intended for good. Once discovering what this power was and what it enabled him to do, Gabriel became Axiom-man, a symbol of hope in a city that had none.
Baron Steele by Rhett C. Bruno & Jaime Castle (audiobook) – Paul Steele, known to the world as Baron Steele, isn’t your average masked crimefighter. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t even wear a mask. And he doesn’t even fight crime anymore. That’s for the guys with too much brawn and not enough brain.
Becoming Hero by Jen Finelli – Skye is the storm-tossed comic character out for revenge on the author who murdered his family. Jace is the math-loving #blerd trying to escape his father’s deadly legacy. When their worlds collide, Jace must choose between the real world he’s always hated, and the comic book world he’s always loved–and Skye must decide if killing his author will save his world, or damn his soul.
Blood Surfer (Book One, the Thunder City series) by Debra Jess – Hannah Quinn believed she could live a normal life despite her ability to heal people. When her mother murders her stepfather to ensure Hannah continues to do her bidding, Hannah runs away from her exclusive academy into the heart of Star Haven, a city where police arrest supers if not outright murder them. She vows to do whatever it takes to cross Mystic Bay to Thunder City, a superhero sanctuary city.
The Hero Beat (The Conway Report – Book One) by Nick Svolos – Now, one question is on everyone’s mind: How did local reporter Reuben Conway know to be on the scene? On the run from supervillains, the cops and a mysterious assassin, Reuben forms an unlikely alliance with the superhero Herculene as he races against time to learn who was really behind the attack. As they draw closer to unraveling the mystery and the villain’s plan nears completion, one final question comes to the fore. Can they thwart the scheme before it’s too late?
Karma (Silke’s Strike Force – Book One) by Cynthia Vespa – Silke Butters lived within the glamour bubble of the modeling world, until the day that bubble burst. Upon her father’s sudden death, Silke finds out that she is not who she thinks but rather is the product of genetic tampering giving her extraordinary abilities. The revelation puts Silke in the cross-hairs of a ruthless, terrorist organization known as The Sin Squad, endowed with powers of their own.
Menopausal Superheros by Samantha Bryant – “The Change” is difficult for everyone, but for these four women, the transformation is bigger than they ever imagined!
The Persistence of Memory – Book Four: W.I.S.E. Men by Karen Janowski – One man shouldn’t be alive. One man shouldn’t be in love. One man shouldn’t exist. None of them wanted to be a superhero. U.S. Army Lieutenant Kevin Rye is the sole survivor of a missile attack on his helicopter in Somalia. His old friend, Rob Fisher, has created a suit that allows him to function. It gives him superpowers and chronic pain. (Preorder)
Sensation – A Superhero Novel (Kid Sensation – Book One) by Kevin Hardman – Like millions of other kids, Jim grew up wanting to be a superhero. Unlike most of his contemporaries, however, Jim actually had the goods: a plethora of super powers that would have been the envy of any meta on the planet. But when his tryout with the Alpha League – the world’s premier group of supers – goes disastrously wrong, Jim basically becomes an outcast.
Serpent’s Return (The Rise of Heroes – Book One) by T.L. Heinrich – Find her aunt’s killer. Become a powerful vigilante. Release a super villain on the unsuspecting populace. Fall in love with her childhood best friend.
…Yeah, those last two definitely weren’t part of the plan. But in a city of masks, nothing is as it seems. Not love. Not vengeance. And Alice is about to learn that lesson the hard way.
Shadowfox: Dawn of Shadows by Kevin Sorrell – A fledgling superhero faces her toughest challenge yet. Bayou City is a bustling technological mecca—but it’s also drowning in crime. The BCPD has done everything they can to keep things from spiraling into all-out lawlessness, but the appearance of new criminals with strange and unusual abilities threatens to tip the scales in favor of chaos. Enter fifteen-year-old Kysha Jenkins…
Super Starella (Secret Supers – Book One) by Aurora Springer – Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious villains in the skies of Atalanta. The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
Blood Descent by T.L. McDonald – Secrets can’t stay buried forever I’m Indiana Bellamy, your average seventeen-year-old girl living an ordinary life. Or at least I thought I was until the supernatural world reared its ugly head and bit me. Literally.
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Costuming & Accessories
Handmade screen-accurate costumes, props, weapons, armor, and accessories.
Fabric Art & Clothing
Original designs available on Redbubble.
Unusual clothing and accessories.
Made-to-order geeky patches and bookmarks, including this year’s best-selling design, the Plague Survivor Geek Merit Badge!
Custom hand-painted 3-D printed miniatures.
Handmade bone jewelry.
Wild jewelry for untamed spirits – chainmail and gemstone jewelry with a geeky flair.
Handmade tumblers and misc. gift items.
Historically accurate period tents and accessories.