To Be Read pt 4

Fourth list of books! Have you enjoyed any of the previous ones? Any recommendations for future posts? Let me know in the comments! 

Breach – Issue #05: NZ and Australian SF, Horror and Dark Fantasy

Breach #05 gets dark as all hell.

Alfie Simpson’s The Plant Room features one of our favourite characters to grace our pages, then proceeds to commit terrible violence. Claire Fitzpatrick and Michael Morris both channel Ursula Le Guin’s dark side, while Hari Novarro’s Black Holy asks what might happen if god were to die. Eugen Bacon offers a wonderful yet brief respite with “Surfing on Neptune”, introducing a whole galaxy of story in just over 500 words.

Breach is a bi-monthly digital magazine with a focus on new and emerging Australian and New Zealand writers and artists. Thank you for supporting independent publishing!



“To have the strength to overcome life’s obstacles, you first must have faith that something better is just around the corner.”

Some secrets are meant to tear us apart, but what if one could bring us closer together?

In the early spring of 1998, Scarlett Mitchel fell for a guy she met online. A guy whose face she has never seen, but whose voice melts her heart. She just can’t understand why he doesn’t want to meet face to face.

That’s because Alec Cavanaugh has a secret. One that he refuses to give up so easily…until Scarlett gives him an ultimatum. Either the secret goes, or she does.

***Rated 17+ for adult related themes/brief sensual content***


Writings to Stem Your Existential Dread: Scribes Divided Anthology, Vol. 1: Flash Fiction

Scribes Divided presents an anthology of fifty-three memorable flash fiction stories. Ranging from comedy to horror to romance and from the supernatural to the super-real, these ultra-short tales will stop you in your tracks. In this book, award-winning authors from around the world will terrorize, mesmerize, and tantalize you into forgetting for a moment your Existential Dread.


Forsaken: A Collection of Short Stories

Journey into the darkness… A child learns that he possesses the power to heal, and the terrible consequences that come with it. Sinister forces rise in opposition, when a man tries to atone for the wrong he’s done. Welcome to Forsaken. Where people can’t simply move away after discovering the house is haunted. Where an innocent gift becomes one woman’s heaviest burden. From a friendly game of Russian roulette, to a bachelor party that goes completely off the rails, happy endings are overrated.


The Collapsar Directive: A Science Fiction Anthology

Twenty short stories from authors around the galaxy.
A brutal dictator takes control of a broken and
dying Earth. The last humans alive flee their dying
galaxy travelling faster than the speed of light; their
journey will last a thousand years. Humanity’s
newest super drug is being created in the most
unscrupulous way imaginable. Rich neonobles
take their hunting game deep into the slums
in search of a more interesting prey: the poor.
These are just some of the amazing stories in


Relationship Add Vice: A Thrilling Mashup of Romance and Crime

Relationships are at the very core of who we are as human beings. They can pull us together, or tear us apart. Love lifts us up, and just as quickly drives us to madness, despair, and even into the murky depths of the criminal underworld. RELATIONSHIP ADD VICE is a thrilling blend of Crime and Romance, featuring more than twenty authors from around the world, twisted tales of life, lust, and lawlessness.


An Aetheral Light: A 13 Realms Novel (The 13 Realms)

Secrets. Betrayal. Danger. What would you do if you found out a whole other realm existed?

Elaina Moore is your average twenty-year-old college student. That is until the night she’s assaulted by a group of guys that can’t seem to take no for an answer. Just when she’s accepted her fate of a brutal and horrific death, her entire world is changed by a mysterious man, who could quite possibly be even more dangerous than her attackers.

Nathaniel claims to be from another realm that should only exist in fantasy worlds, but Elaina is drawn to him nonetheless. Before she realizes it, she finds herself immersed in a whole new world that is filled with perilous situations and deadly people who all want something from her.

It quickly becomes apparent if Eliana wants to be a part of this new world, she will have to risk her life to do so. Decisions will need to be made, leaving her to choose between having her old life back or keeping her rescuer within arm’s reach.

Will his world destroy her before she can make the right choice?

This title is intended for mature audiences (17+) due to descriptive sexual situations, violence, and mild language


Because of Yesterday

Because of Yesterday is the debut novella by Grecia Chasteen. Follow a middle-aged woman through eight therapy sessions where she explores a past riddled with trauma. Child sexual abuse, domestic violence, divorce, sexuality, and rape are all discussed while she learns to heal through forgiveness. Will she hold on to the hate she has carried all these years or will she leave her baggage in the past so she may have a more peaceful future?

We all have baggage.

How much do you carry?


Follow My Heart (Jenithiyah Wrestless Hearts Book 1)

What do you do when someone famous takes an interest in you on an online social site?

Tag along with Ethan Hart, a castaway from the outside, making his way into the hearts of Jenithiyah.  From average to somebody, life is different. Except one thing. No matter how famous … he still feels the sting of rejection. Where was he going wrong? In a moment of desperation, Ethan reaches out to a fan online and becomes hopelessly infatuated. But there’s a problem…

Hillary could not believe Ethan Hart, a famous wrestler replied – and kept talking! She was just an ordinary woman. Just when she was ready to give up on happily ever after, this man showed up making her feel special – it was too good to be true – things like that don’t happen in real life …

*** This book can be read as part of the series or as a stand alone.***


Game Changer (Jenithiyah: Wrestless Hearts Book 2)

Celebrity Playboy …

Seyer Stone is used to being in the spotlight and he enjoys everything that comes with it. He’s content to be a player with no plans to settle down … happy his only serious girlfriend resides in an online game until … he meets Tori. He’s completely out of element and worse she can’t stand him.

Tori Malone has her reason for rejecting one of the biggest wrestlers in Jenithiyah besides the fact that he is egotistical, big headed and not at all her type … yeah right … she’s barely fooling herself.

Fantasy becomes reality …

What do you do when you find out something you shouldn’t know? When fiction becomes truth? Can you handle the truth? Could they handle the truth? Should you come clean? Or pretend you never knew?

*** This book can be read as part of the series or as a stand alone.***


Ark Lost In Time: Broken

Fang and her tribe find themselves on a new Ark. The Center is different from the Island, its new terrain and dangerous oceans create a fresh new place to call home. New challenges and new foes await her peaceful tribe. With their leader Cradix missing can the remnants of her tribe pull together to stand against their new enemies. Old friends return to lend a helping hand. Distractions wait around every corner.
Fang is hearing voices in her head and seeing things no one else does. She is beginning to believe that she is going crazy. Finding Cradix might bring her answers or might only lead to more questions.


To Have


My life was good.
But, like most things that are just “good,” it fell apart. I fell apart.
I had lived to work before, but when my husband left my job became my entire life.
Then I went for coffee and my life changed. Days before finalizing my divorce, my past sat down across from me and it was like life had been breathed back into me. It was only the beginning of a crazy, not at all planned out adventure with him … much like our escapades when we were kids.


Twenty years ago my parents moved our family to Tennessee. My heart stayed behind in Western New York.
On a well-planned whim, my best friend and I packed up and headed north to begin realizing our dream of owning a business — a coffeehouse — in the small college town I spent my childhood exploring.
It took me years before I had the courage to go home, set up shop, and find her, though. I needed to be certain I could give her everything.
That day finally came.
When she walked in, she stole the air from my lungs.

This is our story.


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