Water & Fire
“There is a legend that everyone knows- the legend of the Dragon Pillars. Every several hundred years, darkness befalls the land. The Dragons awaken and choose their Pillars, humans strong enough to withstand their powers, and together they drive back the darkness. In the towering cathedral of Vivdaugas, students flock to study the archives built upon the legend and train to reach the glory of its heroes. Garred Conway is preparing for his test to become a true Defender when a storm threatens to destroy the citadel, and the land around it. Trapped in the catacombs, desperate to save those he cares for, he finds help from the most surprising place- the Water Dragon Aysu. Now, as Aysu’s new pillar, he finds himself with more responsibility thrust on him than he could have ever imagined.”
Earth & Wind
“The Pillar of Fire Shula is left reeling with loss and a new heavy burden of responsibility. The Water Pillar Garred leads a small party into the dangerous Whispering Forest to seek out weapons that were blessed by the Light Dragon. Disaster is narrowly avoided, but it brings a dark secret to light.
Once reunited, Shula steels her resolve and the journey continues. With two Dragons awoken, their quest for the third leads them to the harsh terrain of the desert. The sand dregs up a certain Defender’s self-proclaimed pathetic past and the hard feelings associated with it. Can a Dragon really chose a Pillar from an isolated people dedicated to a life of pacifism?”
Shadow & Light
Book 1 of 7
“In their tiny Chicago-land office, Vere and his partner Thomas take any case big or small, and will do anything to see it solved. A woman hires them to find out the truth behind her boyfriend’s sudden illness, but when their case takes a turn towards the supernatural, they might not be enough.
When Thomas falls prey to their mysterious attacker, things only get worse. Armed with minimal knowledge and left to fend for himself, Vere’s in for the ride of his life. He might have found help, but his new partner is a creature of nightmares herself – a Succubus.”
Book 2 of 7
“When paranormal activity happens in the area, Cain Investigations are the ones for the job! Thomas, his partner Vere, and their newly “hired” assistant Priti receive a strange request from a duo of German ghost hunters to help get back an antique mirror. A simple search job turns south when they learn a ghost is haunting it.
The deeper they delve, the more they learn about the mirror’s terrifying past. Driven by an insurmountable hatred for greed, the ghost is out for vengeance, and she may have just set her sights on Vere and the team. Even with a succubus on the team, will they be enough to defeat it?”
Book 3 of 7
“Cain Investigations takes any case, normal or paranormal! They are hired to investigate a girl’s boyfriend, who she worries could be cheating. Weeks of investigation lead to nothing, and they declare the case closed. But where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The boyfriend seeks them out and implores them to find out what is causing his new and strange behavior.
Investigating Ken turns a bit hairy when they discover he has become a werewolf. While they figure out how to help him control his powers, the rest of his pack shows up to reclaim him. Not willing to give up easily, Vere and the gang try to fight back, but taking on a pack of werewolves may be more than they can handle.”
Book 4 of 7
“Cain Investigations is broken. Vere is ensnared by his grief, and cases are the last thing on his mind. An unexpected call from the police draws him back in when Mrs. Johnson, a frequent client, is found murdered. As Vere steps into her life, he discovers a side of her he never knew. And, on top of everything else, her dog is missing.
While he desperately searches for the lost dog, a mysterious young girl named Mysleriana shows up at their doorstep claiming to be a witch’s familiar. She alleges that Mrs. Johnson murdered was because of a book of black magic she was protecting. Witches are running rampant in Chicago, and Vere has to pull himself together if he hopes to stop them.”
Book 5 of 7
“In the burning summer heat, Chicago is plagued with a string of gruesome murders. The corpses turn up mangled, their skins entirely stripped off. The cases are weeks apart, and the only thing the victims have in common is their ghastly demise. There are no leads, no hints, no trace of the killer left behind. And without a client, Cain Investigations is forced to sit on the sidelines.
When another body washes up along Lake Michigan, the Chicago PD is desperate to bring a close to the case, assigning it to Detectives McKinley and Vargas. As they dig deeper into their investigation, McKinley starts to be haunted by nightmares. Fearing for her life, she seeks out help from Cain Investigations, hiring them to get to the bottom of these murders before she becomes the next victim.”
Beyond the Dancing Flames
“In a world of forgotten magic, the Land has fallen to chaos and war. At the head of the chaos ride the Dragon and Phoenix empires, mercilessly fighting over control of the land. The war has lasted far too long, but the end is near. The Dragon is about to stumble. In a desperate attempt to avoid their eminent defeat, they reach out to find a replacement for their heir, a young desert boy named Shima. While the Dragon is searching desperately, they fall into an internal struggle for control of their empire and future. The Phoenix must try to put an end to this madness. But will the madness overcome them as well?”
Across the Wavering Landscape
“Twenty long years have passed since the fall of the Dragon Empire. During this time, the Phoenix and the newly founded Crescent Luna have worked hard to bring peace to the land. A dark rumor lurks beyond their reach, telling of the dragon’s return. When the rumor hits close to home, young Amren, heir to the Phoenix Empire, takes off across the land with his phoenix partner Anya to destroy the dragon. As Amren and Anya are wrapped up in the dark secrets surrounding the dragon, a new danger arises and a new battle begins.”
Into the Fading Twilight
“When the land falls to dark times, the Phoenix Princess Ambrosia finds hope with a vision of her own. She leads Faun and her allies into the West, hoping to track down the ever growing darkness. While they head into danger, Amren and Abaou Qu are freed from their magical prison. Abaou Qu and the dragon are finally ready to act, and even with Amren and Anya at their side, it may not be enough to save them.”
A Dark Spire. Haunting Visions. And the Fate of the World.
“Altier’s world is turned upside down by a prophesy that forces him from his home. Joined by his dear friend and a once-enemy, he must seek out the dark spire from the visions and bring its terror to a close. In a new and magical world, each day is a struggle with powerful enemies on their tail. The further he journeys, the more he realizes that in a world of magical creatures, he just may be the strangest one.”
Book Dreams Vol 1
“Here, we present the talents of assorted artists. In this collection you will find short stories, continuations, and poems that encompass the hidden treasures of today’s uprising authors. May their words influence you as much as they have influenced mine.
Story included- The Archive of Sinners: Priti. The short story follows Priti during the early parts of Lust.”
Authors Include: Ani H. Manjikian, Adam Dreece, W.J. Howard, Toi Thomas, Timothy Bateson, Laura McHale Holland, Ash Krafton, Sanzaki Kojika, Tyrean Martinson, C.T. Callahan, Natash Jackson, Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, Jeanne Richards, Charlene Jones, Angela B. Chrysler
Zos Kias is a webcomic that updates twice a week. It can be read online at www.zoskias.com
“The gates between the dimensions have been open. A large organization called Ordo Templi Orientis was created to help uphold the balance. These ‘gatekeepers’ are broken down into smaller groups and sent to guard the gates, under the watchful eyes of the Templi council. Zos Kias is one of these numerous groups.
Mizuno Umishin has been a member of Zos Kias for years and has been anxiously awaiting a partner. When he finally gets his wish, his new partner may be more than he can handle! From magick users to vampires, Zos Kias never has an easy job! But…fighting may be the easiest part of it!”
“Umishin and Light have become partners, but they are still far from being friends. As Light adjusts to being a member of Zos Kias, he has more than his share of problems to deal with. It’s bad enough having your partner thinking you’re a vampire, but Umishin has taken it too far! Is their partnership been doomed from the start?”
“Lily, the little Dark user, proved to be plenty of trouble for Zos Kias, but she’s not done yet! The fight with her might be over, but getting her to settle in is another story! Everyone takes a short break to adjust to the newest member.”
“Light is forced to face his past head-on. As he struggles to overcome it, friends become enemies, and he finds himself slipping. Can Light overcome his older brother?”
“Light is finally able to get the upper hand, but he soon comes to a startling realization. As the battle ends, he‛s left with more questions than answers, but he finally is able to come to terms with his past. While Light and Umishin take a break, Randy and Natasha plunge into the next case, only to find Randy facing a bad memory from his past as well!”
“With things settling down, and the others resting, Kazehiko heads out with Lily to London for her first on-field training mission. Not only do they have a handful waiting for them with their mischevious target, but their chaperone isn’t someone that’s easy to deal with either! Upon their return to Zos Kias, Kazehiko goes straight back to work. Lily wants to play, but the playmate she finds might be enough to change her mind!”
“Everyone is starting to see double! The Doppelgangers are only getting stronger as they start to copy the more powerful members of Zos Kias. While everyone”s on defense though, the gang in the lab suddenly finds themselves in a dangerous situation… Can three researchers hold off the attack until help arrives?”
“As if fighting against themselves wasn‛t enough, the true enemy has finally shown its face. Lillian takes on the violent Trap, with assistance from the Head of Defense herself. But with an enemy this strong, are Lillian, Houren, Megumi, and Ryouga enough? Trap isn‛t the only problem, though. Two others are working to entirely annihilate Zos Kias. Zos Kias isn‛t about to give up though! Drastic situations call for drastic measures, even if it means asking for help from some less than friendly “allies.” The fight is on in the most action packed volume yet!”
“The final doppelganger has appeared and she might be more than Zos Kias bargained for! Even running away is proving to be tricky.”
“The dooplegangers are finally defeated, but not without paying a heavy price. As Zos Kias licks its wounds and tries to recover, Natasha and Randy take a mission that leads back to Natasha’s hometown in Wales. With their trip home blow the winds from her past.”
“Though time has passed since the battle against the doppelgangers, the scars still remain. A strange energy reading is left behind, and Kazehiko goes to investigate it, only to find himself face-to-face with the enemy. Even as the physical wounds heal, the members of Zos Kias are left broken, struggling to come to terms with everything that has happened..”
“A strange, dark energy is stirring up trouble in England, and a battle against the undead is just the beginning. Lunae Liberi is decimated in a horrendous attack, and Zos Kias joins the investigation. There are more questions than answers, leading Lillian to seek help from old acquaintances. Vampires, demons, and witches are on the loose, and London won’t know what hit it.”
“In the world exists creatures of Legend, which are treated as bounties and hunted down. Suisen (a Legend himself) is one of the many Legend Hunters that exist throughout Japan, though his way of hunting is a bit different than the others. Joined by other creatures of legends, like a Kitsune and a Byakko, he finds these Legends and hears their stories. As they try to save the legends of the world, they might just make a legend all their own!
Suisen follows the rumors of a Kitsune into a small town. There he finds a magician and his magical assistant. But, is his assistant really a Kitsune, or is there more than meets the eye?”
“Suisen and gang travel throughout Edo Japan searching for legends and lending aid where they can. As both legend hunters and legends themselves, they use their abilities to get out of tricky situations. New adventures lead to chance reunions, as their saga continues in the next installment!
But bright futures can come from dark pasts. A gathering brings the biggest clans of legends together after hundreds of years, and the group learns just what it means for Rikuo to be a Byakko.”
“Society has cast aside those given the ability of Tracers. No longer needed by Guardians or the world, they have become condemned to a frivolous existence.To survive, they have to continue to push forward, as Tural has everyday since his life began in the mazoku infest desert.
One day, the Guardian Radulf shows up to enlist his aid. Begrudgingly, Tural agrees and the two set off to work together. Though Tural thinks it”s just business, Radulf has other plans. Can the two work together and restore the Guardian and Tracer partnerships of the past? “