27 short stories. 16 essays.
Everything Brain Jar Press published in our first twelve months.
If you love science fiction and fantasy and an interest in building your won writing career, now's your chance to get to know the work of Peter M. Ball and Brain Jar Press. Featuring two story collections, one collection of essays, and the first release in the Brain Jar Press Short Fiction Lab series, this box set celebrates our first birthday by bringing together everything we released in a single, convenient package.
Peter's Aurealis Award-nominated debut collection, The Birdcage Heart and Other Strange Tales, features twelve tales of fantasy, magic realism, and horror, including the coming of age tales featuring piratez and zombies, The Last, Great House of Isla Tortuga, the slipstream wonder of On The Destruction of Copenhagen by the War Machines of the Merfolk, and the eternal staircase of L'esprit de L'escalier.
The second collection, Not Quite The End of the World Just Yet, features thirteen science fiction and slipstream stories, including the baroque cyberpunk of Clockwork, Patchwork, and Ravens, and the futuristic western of Dying Young.
The non-fiction collection, You Don't Want To Be Published, includes sixteen essays about the writing life, starting with the seemingly contradictory advice about being published that can help you become a happier, more focused writer.
Finally, the two releases from the Short Fiction Lab: two short, strange stories that experiment with the spaces between fantasy and other genres.
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands brings the heat in this new Argeneau novel, as one woman is rescued by an irresistible immortal …
When Raffaele Notte pulls a barely dressed, disoriented woman from the ocean, the last thing he expects is for her to utter that word. The immortal has come to the island resort to help his cousin, but now, it seems, there are rogue vampires dining on unsuspecting tourists. And he soon realizes that not only is Jess a target, she’s also the life mate he’s been waiting for…
Vampires are real. Jess would’ve never believed it until she saw them with her own eyes. She knows she has to get off the island, and her gallant rescuer has offered to help. There’s something about Raffaele that’s unlike any man she has ever met, and his touch sends pleasure through her that is beyond all imagining. But when Jess discovers who he really is, will she risk life as she knows it for a chance of forever by his side?
Family secrets, powerful magic, a slow-burn romance ...
Ridley Kayne has discovered she’s not alone.
There are others with magic just like hers. Those who are also hunted by the Shadow Society.
With Archer’s help, Ridley sets out to find the other elementals living in Lumina City.
They’ll have to be careful not to draw the attention of the Shadow Society or the law—or Ridley’s dad, who would prefer she stay away from those with illegal magic like hers.
So Ridley does whatever she can to pretend life is back to normal.
Until the night her magic is discovered.
Grab your copy today to continue the pulse-pounding journey through a dystopian urban fantasy world!
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"... quickly becoming one of my all time favorite series." ~ Terra on Goodreads ★★★★★
"... I was captivated and could not put it down ..." ~ Laetitia on Goodreads ★★★★★
"I loved the budding romance between Ridley and Archer ..." ~ Ann O on Goodreads ★★★★★
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THE RIDLEY KAYNE CHRONICLES:Elemental Thief - out now!Elemental Power - out now!Elemental Heir - 2020
The fight to save British magick rages on — and it’s taking the Society’s beleaguered champions away from Home. Far, far away, to worlds long lost; worlds no one could ever have imagined existed.
Dangers and mysteries abound, which is way up Ves’s street. Jay isn’t quite so sure. Severed as they are from the Society’s support, will magick’s unlikely heroes make it Home unscathed?
It’ll be fine. After all, these lost magickal domains are the Society’s ultimate dream. What could possibly be so bad about that?
The Society for Magickal Heritage battles modern decay in three thrilling new Modern Magick adventures: The Fifth Britain, Royalty and Ruin, and Music and Misadventure.
The master revealed…the end in sight.
Ayim Rasaad is dead, the threat apparently ended. After all the battles, all the death, all the heartache, Sam and the other heroes of Gythe thought they had finally won.
They were wrong.
Somehow, Rasaad’s master pilfered the two artifacts of power his apprentice had found. Only one remains hidden. When the three are united, magical might as had not been known for ages will be at the user’s fingertips.
Sam Sharp intends to be the one to obtain the last object, stopping his mysterious enemy once and for all.
All he needs to do is find the missing item that has been hidden for millennia, destroy the army trying to crush everything good in the world, and defeat a villain who may or may not be the most renowned Zouyim master who ever lived.
Get the final book in the Harmonic Magic trilogy and experience the struggle, the danger, the liberation of Gythe…or its destruction.
An “excellent adventure about Marian and Robin Hood that combines aspects of the romantic, fantasy and historical novel . . . Exciting and satisfying” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Robert of Locksley, the handsome son of a respected earl, has long battled the tyranny of Prince John—a man as weak as he is cruel. Now that power has shifted even more firmly into John’s hands, Robert has no choice but to fight as an outlaw . . . as Robin Hood. Lady Marian of Ravenskeep has fled into the depths of Sherwood Forest. There, amid wild woods, she will be transformed from lady to warrior—as Robin Hood’s partner in stealing John’s gold. But all who breathe know the penalty for such theft is hanging. As the sheriff’s army pursues them, Robin Hood and Marian face danger at every turn, and discover a shared passion that will join their hearts forever. “Fans of historical fiction and period fantasy should enjoy this rousing story.” —Library Journal
An Empire seeking to reclaim its power...
An Emperor who is not what he seems...
A girl who could change the fate of the nation... whether she wants to, or not.
All Lanna wants is to find peace in her tiny village on the fringes of the Great Northern Empire. After escaping the frozen south and the superstitions surrounding her falling-sickness, she is ready to settle.
However, Lanna's seizures bring her the unwanted attention of the Empire's First Chemist- Chowa. Forced to travel to the Imperial palace, Lanna must survive the court intrigues and avoid a poisonous nemesis: the ninth concubine- Ceseed.
Yet, Lanna's illness is not quite the curse she thought it was. It could be the key to reclaiming a lost talent. But this will come at a price, as the Emperor has grand schemes of his own.
Snowblind is filled with toxic political intrigue, a search for lost knowledge and power-hungry characters. Join a young woman who will not be tamed on a remarkable adventure. Let the first instalment of the Pler trilogy take you on an extraordinary journey like no other.
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