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The One: Children of Destiny is an epic tale of generations of bloodshed betwixt four separate races/nations. The battles are put on hold when all are thrown into an uneasy alliance caused by an outside, invading evil.
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Spy vs. Spy
Hiding from his past, and seeking out a new life, a young man makes his way to Atlanta, Georgia in the early 1970s. Trying to forget his life in New York City, he attempts to blend in with the big city life of the South East. The problem is that he doesn't fit in. Being a Werecat, you can never fit in.
What sells a good book? I don't know, even after all this time. There is a lot of junk out there, and maybe that prevents sales. There is a lot of good writing out, and of course, that prevents sales. But what caused sales? Is it author branding? Maybe. Is it word-of-mouth? You bet. reviews? Sometimes. It's a lot of elements.
When you read a book and love it, tell others. That is all a press can ask. Let the author know. Fan letters are what fuel authors to write. If you haven't tried anything, here are a few books for fun. I can say this. Despite all of the above, we aim for good covers and some fantastic writing. IF a story isn't great to us, then we don't share it with you. Come on, make an author's day, get a book, and tell that author. It never gets old.
Ida Moreno had a good life. Head Curator of the New York Public Library, lots of friends and acquaintances among her co-workers, a nice, cozy apartment close to her work and the simple company of her cat, Tansy.
All that changes in one horrifying moment.
Raped and murdered by someone in the middle of the night, Ida’s soul discorporates from her body at the time of death and witnesses the final moments. She’s angry, and her emotional anger ties her to the killer. It’s now up to her to figure out how to use her ‘new spirit body’ to find out who he is and bring him to justice.
“Gather ‘round people and you shall hear
about a bunch of bullshit that is clear.
Of riders and horses and monsters too;
your parents lied - they can still get you.
Hardly anyone who was there is alive
to dispel the rumor, uncover the lies,
but there was more than one man who rode that day
and more than just Redcoats who got in their way.”
Along the way, Longfellow lost something in his translation it seems.
Everyone has heard of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. However, they have not heard about them this way! The American founding fathers had a lot more to deal with at the end of the 18th century than tariffs and tea; avoiding hurled trees from Wendigos and gargoyles falling from the sky took a lot of patience. How is Samuel Prescott supposed to hunt the leader of the Rippers when the British keep infringing upon the colonists’ rights?
Connor Woods is tired of being pushed around, dragging his space cadet of a younger brother around with him because his mother treats him more like a babysitter than a son. When he and his brother, Sean, meet their Grandpa Lingus for the first time, the introduction is awkward to say the least but, for reasons unclear to Connor, his mother believes that it is important for him and his brother to get to know this cantankerous old man.
During the compulsory visits, Grandpa Lingus launches into a series of terrifying tall tales. After some initial resistance, Connor becomes immersed in the horrifying cautionary tales set in the bogs of Ireland, the Black Forest of World War II Germany, the pre-Katrina New Orleans voodoo scene, and the suburbs of New York.
He begins to realize that he can relate to the protagonists in the tall tales and his grandfather actually understands him more than anyone he knows, causing him to question the direction of his life. But is it too late?
The One: Children of Destiny is an epic tale of generations of bloodshed betwixt four separate races/nations. The battles are put on hold when all are thrown into an uneasy alliance caused by an outside, invading evil. Although they all share the same religion, all four races have different interpretations, hence their past conflicts. Now they have been told, by the source of their religion, to have the sons and daughters of their leaders go on a quest. They are told to not only discover the source of said evil, but to find allies as well. Told in the vein of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, this story is about an intrepid group of near-adults who must overcome a series of near-impossible obstacles. They must also learn to work together and overcome their own personal prejudices, fears, and personality flaws and to perhaps even learn to love one another.
JEA began long ago, but we started releasing books a little over a year ago. I may view the press business all wrong, but I see it this way: you can doll yourself up for the prom, snap a picture, and look amazing, and that is wonderful. You can also get your hair done at a salon, get a fancy outfit, and have professional photos made. Which will look better? The second choice. Does that make you have more fun at the prom? No. It's the way I see presses. Some of the (big 5) really do amazing things but you are never promised a lot of money and a career. It's a gamble that few are able to accept.
JEA isn't huge and we can't promise a big career either but instead of letting our writers go out half-dressed, we do provide edits, fantastic covers, advice, PR, sales avenues, and more. We;ll make you look good for the prom. We will give each person support and the ability to have a voice in what happens to their manuscript. I think we are the the happy medium between a big press deal and going out there alone.
This is a planned JEA antho for those authors who have content that is so over the top, so disgusting and gross, that that it is not fit for normal consumption! All authors and JEA authors are invited to sub.
Cover by FISH
Hey Big 5! We think we can compete.
Corey Somerset, Tim Hayworth and Lee Hunter have had one hell of a good night.
And it isn't over yet.
Celebrating their friend's birthday with drunken debauchery and intoxicated antics they've just stumbled through a mini-wave of mindless vandalism and though they've wandered far out of the realms of civilization they are keen to keep the party vibe going.
When they encounter a band of mysterious fugitive women who call a bizarre encampment deep in the woods their residence it appears a strong likelihood that continuing the party is on the cards.
But it won't come without a price.
The collective of unnerving lawless women are open to the suggestion but not without the threesome completing a request first, a seemingly straight forward barter proposition that will bring the boys face to face with something else that dwells in an unorthodox co-existence with the girls in the wilderness.
These are the Plebs and the shocking violent encounter the trio are unwittingly pitched into with these freakish feral fiends may be their first but it won't be the last.
As the shiftless young men become inextricably entwined and involved with the agenda driven dangerous women so too do their fates, with them unravelling killer secrets, duplicity, bloodshed and brutality along the way that encompasses not just them but more of their friends, new enemies and old enemies.
A simple night of bad decisions escalates and snowballs into an expedition of terror spanning all the way home and beyond with Corey and his friends engulfed in a nightmare where the lines between man and monster blur.
Depravity, death and destruction reign supreme and it isn't just the Plebs that want them all torn limb from limb.
I was thinking of children and kittens today. My child is fifteen tomorrow and I am so proud of all he can do and of who he is, but like any parent, I mourn the little baby he was. I miss the sweet, faltering steps. Kitten are the same. I love cats but always miss the kittens they shed away. It's a bittersweet part of life. We loved JEA Press when it was a baby, even as it frequently toddled into things, fell, got back up, and occasionally wailed. We nurtured and fed it well, and JEA grew. May presses fail so we are thankful that JEA has become a "teen-aged" press. Sadly , we also have to make changes and overcome challenges. Trevor Smith and I established JEA to catch some of the exceptional, wonderful books that other presses didn't have room for, and to give them great covers, edits, and make them available.I would never have done this without Trevor. T recently retired from the military and moved, not knowing his bandwidth plan would be almost zero; it's certainly not enough for him to do projects. After soul searching, it is best that Trevor step down as co-CEO. He will remain as an author, a mentor, and friend. I will assume all CEO duties and responsibilities. I am happy, but I do miss the old ways as well. It's actually a way of growing, even if we must adjust and let go of the "kitten version" we love. With no losses, we gain Trevor's ability to write more; we hate that technology, the reason JEA thrives, is also the reason T had to make a hard choice.
Meanwhile, try one of T's books!
Edward P. Cardillo is the awarding winning author of Automaton, and Odd Tales of an Old Man. His story telling has dubbed him the nick name “Campfire Grandpa” for his ease in relating meaningful yet frightening tales. (Vampires of Exeter / The Devil is in the Details)
R.J. Spears is the author of Sanctuary of the Dead and Lord of the Dead. His zombie tales are realistic and action packed. (Grilling With Zombies / Toofers)
Daniel J. Williams penned the “Mace” series. His novels are gritty and realistic post-apocalyptic drama. (Evil Calls)
Nick Hatfield reminds everyone, when you tell your kids they can be anything, sometimes they decide to be classic horror writers. Nick is a young author with unlimited potential. (Out of the Corner of Your Eye / Night Calls / Back Roads / Seeing Monsters)
catt dahman has a penchant for turning history into horror. Her ability turn even scary events into scarier fiction has her among the leading horror writers of our day. (Counterpoint / End Justifies)
Sharon L. Higa is a purveor of the supernatural. Her novel #6 relates tales from a post death experience. (Dreaper/ Here Kitty Kitty / Dare Ya / Funeral Parlor Blues)
Mark Woods is one of the most talented authors in JEA. He began his penmanship by blogging reviews for other authors, and then moved his extensive knowledge of good story telling into his own work. His novel “Time of Tides” is a block buster. (Plot Holes / Dairy of the Dead)
Michael Fisher is a multi-talented man. He not only contributes writing to this collection, but also the cover. (Return of the Devil Fly)
Tabitha Baumander masterfully tells tales of modern day fantasy and high stakes adventure. Her novel “The Pond” is a prime example of her artistry and skill. (Class Reunion / Hey, Come Here)
Connor Woods is tired of being pushed around, and dragging his space cadet of a younger brother around with him. When he and his brother, Sean, meet their Grandpa Lingus for the first time, the introduction is awkward to say the least. During the compulsory visits, Grandpa Lingus launches into a series of terrifying tall tales. After some initial resistance, Connor becomes immersed in the horrifying cautionary tales set in the bogs of Ireland, the Black Forest of World War II Germany, the pre-Katrina New Orleans voodoo scene, and the suburbs of New York.
“Beautifully written,” Pulitzer Prize Nominee and Emmy Award Winner, John Ford Noonan
What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I write horror, drama, supernatural thrillers, fantasy/action and suspense. That’s what generally flies through my at any given time.
What is Number 6 about, both on the surface and down deep? What inspired this?
This story was actually based upon a real murder which occurred in California in the 1970’s. It was unsettling to me on an emotional level, as well as giving me the concept of the spirit of a victim exacting revenge.
The One: Children of Destiny is an epic tale of generations of bloodshed betwixt four separate races/nations. The battles are put on hold when all are thrown into an uneasy alliance caused by an outside, invading evil. Although they all share the same religion, all four races have different interpretations, hence their past conflicts. Now they have been told, by the source of their religion, to have the sons and daughters of their leaders go on a quest
Do you write for yourself or for readers?
Well I write for myself mostly. At the end of the day I don’t even really know how much sense I’m making. But when readers respond favorably it’s extremely rewarding.
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Ed Cardillo's Editorial debut...with a bite!
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Accepting work for this anthology until July 31. Gore, body fluids, bizarre ideas...check. Be as weird as you wish and if you have been rejected for content, we are very interested!
Some exciting reads....
What is After about?
On the surface it is an action story about a young girl struggling to survive in a harsh world after her father 's apparent death. I think underneath the story deals with a sense of loneliness and what it is like to be a teenager and feel like an outcast and the search for someone who understands that.
What inspired this?
I think it is a universal theme that we have all felt at one time or another. For some people this can make or break them.
Fish to Die For
has won literary awards and an award for cover art.
"I was born and raised in the great State of Texas. Currently I am a displaced Texan since my wife Rhonda of 16 years asked that we move to Colorado. We bought a home in the mountains and now live with the wildlife and our rescue dachshund Baxter. If I could move the weather from Colorado down to Texas, it would be awesome but then it wouldn’t be Texas then, would it?" (Keith)
What is your favorite genre?
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A J Coleman
A J Coleman
Alex S Johnson
Blood Of An Empire
Christopher St. John Sampayo
Edward P Cardillo
Edward P Cardillo
Fish To Die For
Ghosts Of Glass
I Sea Monsters
J Ellington Ashton
J Ellington Ashton
Lisa Marie Lamb
Odd Tales Of An Old Man
Rejected For Content
Roy C. Booth
Roy C. Booth
The One: Children Of Destiny
Time Of Tides
T L Decay
T L Decay
Under A Twisted Moon
Wendy Won't Go
William Jeffrey Patus
William J Patus