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A collection of stories previously published as B.G. Hope with a few new contemporary titles.
“Rapture”: From a Stephen King prompt about a stalking ex-wife.
“Best of Friends”: A famous pop-rock band experiences success, friendship and love on their cross-country tour.
“Choices”: Money and happiness don’t always get along. It’s all a matter of choices.
Carl is a winner. He has money, success, a rich young wife. But his past is catching up. He might not feel like Scrooge, but the Ghosts of Christmas Past force him to question his life. Mud might never turn to gold, but gold itself might actually be pyrite…
The new stories
“Openings”: Three short stories written from writing prompts
“Changes”:The day Rick turns forty, his wife dumps him. And the kids.
He tries to recover from the shock of the breakup with the help of a nice babysitter and friendly colleagues. But life changes for everyone. Is there love after forty? Can he trust a woman ever again?
Cover art by Marta Baroni.
Star Minds Snippets
The companion to Star Minds has prequels from different points of view, but also another perspective on the whole series – what really happened to the hybrid called M’aera S’iva.
How C’ell’andy lost half of his body.
Mya Lylestar as assault team member with her best friend and sister-in-law.
Life-changing events for Maela – losing virginity, maternity, maiming and becoming a cyborg.
Imperial Princess Lin-sun chooses her husband – with her head and not with her heart.
Tyro Megnaghy builds the perfect prosthetic wings for a lovestruck prince.
Heartbroken Kol-ian seeks refuge on Earth.
Gaurishankar becomes a were-panther.
Uwe-yuri discovers his son is mind-controlled by his wife.
The rogue years
The adventures of 3.com. And the end of “Technological Angel” from other perspectives.
The real story of M’aera S’iva, half Carian, half Humanoid.
Cover art by Phoenixlu.
Saif & Kilig
The love story between Saif and his apprentice – an assassin and his lover.
Assassins are not all the same, someone prefers the old school from the far south to Godwalkar’s rules. But not Karuna the Sorrowful, who’s been waiting for his savior to take him on as apprentice, so he can become Kilig the Sword.
Star Minds Next Generation Diaries
The companion of the next generation novel with the story of how Shan-leo lost his arm, the diaries of Mayumi, Wim, Hiro and T’ymi’chel (or the novel seen from other points of view), and then Dadina five years later. Cover story: S.E.T.H. or Izzy-lee’s quest to recover her beloved.
Rajveer the Vampire
A “sun clan” warrior can never become a true child of darkness.
Turned into a bloodsucker by an ancient Celtic vampire, Rajveer, a proud Rajput warrior of a Suryavanshi clan in 14th century India, becomes almost invulnerable.
Immortal, he loses his family to war and time and travels through northern India, seeing history unfold. Threatened by both human wars and evil vampires, can he remain true to his sworn vow not to take human lives?
A vampire’s journey through centuries.
In this new novel, Barbara G.Tarn combines her love for history (especially medieval) and fantasy. It’s the story of a vampire through the centuries that will appeal to both historical fiction readers and vampire lovers all over the world.
Interview with Rajveer:
On Amaranthine blog.
Once upon a time there was a kingdom that mostly followed the southern traditions and culture but differed from the others for two main things: it was blessed with four seasons – instead of three, led by monsoon rains – and with twin royals, so there were always two interchangeable kings…
Rohit always thought he should be content with his “almost twin”, his cousin Ajay. Bun one day he discovers he had an actual twin, Rahul…
Harish grew up in an itinerant circus before discovering he is actuall the twin prince of Amrendra.
The story of the twin royalty of Amrendra. A novella of the southern kingdoms of Silvery Earth.
More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms
The Southern Kingdoms of Varia consider themselves at the height of civilization. A tour of the southern courts at the time of the Tales of the Southern Kingdoms grandfathers.
“The Gorgeous Prince” with Genn blood finds a blind bride. “The Northern Warrior” upsets the court of the twin kings – and mostly their main heir. “The Jesters” entertain the court of Lakeshi and their lustful king. “Twin Royalty” – an exclusive of Amrendra – and how to deal with it. “The Hooded Man” heads back home to his beloved to find a cruel governor ruling his city. “The King-God of Arquon” decides to be a man instead of a king-god. “The Young King” gets badly hurt during a revolt led by his father’s former general.
Map by Federico Di Stefano.