Toasha Jiordano

Toasha Jiordano has been writing most of her life, as far back as she can remember. She still has many of her childhood notebooks filled to bursting with magical tales and daring escapades. She loves the smell of old books and the comfort of old furniture. That’s why most of her novels are written at an antique roll-top desk, which may or may not have a quill and ink set waiting for its next adventure.

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For more information about the author, please visit: www.toasha-jiordano.com. Get her story, X in Hidden Magic.

Dragons * Swords * Magic *

Torn between his two loves, wife and country, James must decide whether to betray one to rescue the other. When he uses his magic in the real world to save an innocent man, the choice is made for him. It will mean the end of someone dear to him. Find out what happens in Hidden Magic.

Leah W. Van Dinther

Born in Philadelphia, Leah W. Van Dinther never wanted to fit into the mold of “normal”. She spent her childhood around old buildings, art, society, and horses, and usually had her nose buried in a book. She accumulated knowledge like a hoard of treasure and, at some point in her younger years, realized that her greatest wish (outside of horses) was to have a Library like the one in Alexandria. Lo-and-behold, the internet was invented, and her wish came true!

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For more information about the author, please visit: http://www.ghost-stalkers.com. Get her story, The Amethyst Window, in Hidden Magic.

Carol had always “known” things…, secret things…, hidden things… about old objects, so it was only natural that she should become an antique-dealer. But one day, she encounters a man who makes the souls around her shudder in fear. Find out what happens in Hidden Magic.

C.K. Rieke

Having grown up in the suburbs of Kansas, but never having seen a full tornado or a yellow brick road, I have been told more than my fair share of times while traveling, ‘You’re not in Kansas anymore.’ I just respond, ‘Never heard that one,’ with a smile.

In the ‘burbs’ though, I found my passion for reading fantasy stories early. Reading books with elves, orcs and monsters took my young imagination to different worlds I wanted to live in.

Now, I create my own worlds. Not so much in the elves and orc vein, but more in the heroes versus dragons one— there’s a difference, right?

For more information about the author, please visit: CKRieke.com. Get his story, Parallel Princess, in Hidden Magic.

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Everything she thought she knew about reality is about to turn upside down . . .

Princess Fallon’s life in the castle has been dreamy, but now her castle lay under siege by an army and she must make a choice: Should she stay at her home to face the encroaching army or use a spell that will sweep her off to another world?

There’s a catch though… why is there always a catch…? In this dark fairy tale, things aren’t always as they seem— especially when magic is involved. Find out what happens in Hidden Magic.

H.B. Lyne

H.B. Lyne lives in Yorkshire with her husband, two children and cat. When not juggling family commitments, she writes dark urban fantasy novels, purging her imagination of its demons. Inspired by the King of Horror himself, Holly aspires to be at least half as prolific and successful and promises to limit herself to only one tome of The Stand-like proportions in her career. Other interests and idols include Joss Whedon and Robert Kirkman, and she will often be spotted wearing Firefly or The Walking Dead apparel.

Find out more at www.hblyne.com. Get her story, The Hunter, in Hidden Magic.

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One man stands alone against the unknown.

Army veteran, Felix Jones, feels isolated from the hum drum city of Caerton. The only connection he has to civilian life is his sister. On the morning that he finally gets support, his world is shaken by her disappearance.

When an entire area of the city vanishes, Felix is terrified for his sister’s safety. With a renewed sense of purpose, Felix sets out to find his sister. He stumbles into a hidden world of magical beings with powers beyond his imagination.

Will Felix find his sister? And what will happen to the strange creatures that stand in his way? Find out in Hidden Magic.

Alesha Escobar

Alesha Escobar writes fantasy to support her chocolate habit. She enjoys reading everything from Tolkien and the Dresden Files, to the Hellblazer comics and classic literature. She’s the author of the bestselling Gray Tower Trilogy, an action-packed supernatural thriller set in an alternate World War II. The trilogy hit the bestsellers lists at Amazon (Top 60 in the entire Kindle store), as well as iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble online, and Amazon UK. Alesha is also the co-author of the bestselling Aria Knight Chronicles and the Immortal Brotherhood series.

Besides being a loving warrior mom to her six children, she enjoys crafts, consuming more coffee than is necessary, and spending time with her husband Luis, a 20-year art veteran for The Simpsons television show.

For more information about the author, please visit: https://www.aleshaescobar.com 

Get her story, Shaman Rising, in Hidden Magic.

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In a kingdom where magic is outlawed, it’s dangerous to be a shaman. And when dark mages sense someone’s power—it’s downright deadly. Corabelle Lansing is thrust into the middle of a secret battle among mages and must avoid a zealous witch-hunter when she performs a spontaneous healing on a friend. If it were up to her, she’d live out her life as a simple servant in the king’s kitchen, but now that her hidden magic has come to light, she must accept who she is and make it to safety, or fall into the hands of those who would destroy her. Find out in Hidden Magic.

Tiffany Shand

Tiffany Shand is the author of urban fantasy and epic fantasy short stories and books. She spends most of her time defending her desk from her two feline demons—cats and battling with her dragon who writes books for her. In the real world, she works as a copy editor and copy writer helping other authors to get their books ready for publication. When she’s not busy working on books, she enjoys spending time with her family and indulging her love of photography. Check out her books at tiffanyshand.com.

Get her story, The Druid’s Heir, in Hidden Magic.

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Sometimes a prophecy can be a curse
After a mysterious seer warns her that her family is doomed to die, Rhiannon Valeran must do everything in her power to save them.
As the daughter and heir of the ruling archdruid and leader of the five lands, there is no shortage of enemies who want her father dead.
With the help of her best friend, Edward, the race is on for Ann to find out who is plotting to destroy her family and stop them before it’s too late. Will she stop the unknown killer in time? Or will she be forced to give up her throne and lose everything she holds dear? Find out in Hidden Magic.

Raven Oak

International award-winning and bestselling speculative fiction author and artist Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood (2016 Ozma Fantasy Award Winner, 2016 Epic Awards Finalist, & 2019 Reader’s Choice Award Winner), Amaskan’s War (2018 UK Wishing Award YA Finalist), and Class-M Exile. She also has short stories published in multiple anthologies and magazines. Raven spent most of her K-12 education doodling stories and 500 page monstrosities that are forever locked away in a filing cabinet.

When she’s not writing, she’s getting her game on with tabletop games, indulging in cartography and painting, or staring at the ocean. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband, and their three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach. For more information about the author, please visit: www.ravenoak.net

Get her story, Amaskan, in Hidden Magic.

It’s not murder if it’s Justice. Or that’s what Shendra had been raised to believe. The feared Order of Amaska had made a trained killer out of her brother, allowing him to seek justice for their mother’s murder. Now Shendra faces a similar decision… Answer the Gods’ calling and join the Order. Perhaps change it and herself for the better. 

Or die trying. Find out in Hidden Magic what happens.

Joynell Schultz

Joynell Schultz manages the family zoo (literally!) and writes paranormal fantasy, mystery, and science fiction in her (nearly non-existent) free time. She’s a pharmacist by training (boring!) but prefers to hang out with zebras and bears or some imaginary characters. Oh, and she (finally!) hit the USA Today Bestsellers list.

Get her story, The Mail-Order Witch, Episode 1, in Hidden Magic.

What’s a witch to do when nobody will hire her? 

Open her own business, selling enchanted items to a town filled with mortals who are clearly prejudice against witches. 

But when the entire second grade class sprouts fluffy tails, the town is quick to blame Ettie and her new business. 

Was the tail epidemic Ettie’s fault? 

Or is there a different kind of magic hiding in Watersedge? 

Read The Mail-Order Witch, Episode 1 in Hidden Magic to find out.

Anela Deen

A child of two cultures, this hapa haole Hawaiian girl is currently landlocked in the Midwest. After exploring the world for a chunk of years, she hunkered down in Minnesota and now fills her days with family, fiction, and the occasional snowstorm. With a house full of lovable toddlers, a three-legged cat, and one handsome Dutchman, she prowls the keyboard late at night while the minions sleep. Coffee? Nah, she prefers tea with a generous spoonful of sarcasm.

Get Anela’s story, A Veil Is Parted, in Hidden Magic.

Simith of Drifthorn is tired of war. After years of battle between the Thistle court and the troll kingdom, even a pixie knight known for his bloodlust longs for peace. Meeting with the troll king in secret is the only hope for a ceasefire. When the trolls ambush him instead, Simith flees through a doorway hidden by magic into another world. Wounded, he’ll need to defeat his pursuers and get home before anyone realizes he’s gone. If his commanders find out what he’s been up to, the trolls will be the least of his worries.
In Skylark, Michigan, Jessa leaves a party after some devastating news. Cutting through her neighbor’s sunflower farm, she runs into a fight between creatures straight out of a fantasy novel – only the blood is very real. When one of them falls to his attackers, Jessa decides to intervene. She’s known too much death to stand idly by, but what does a poet like her know about fighting? As their weapons turn against her, Jessa realizes how much she stands to lose, even for someone who’s already lost everything. Find out what happens in Hidden Magic.

William C. Cronk

Born at a very young age in a place just north of nowhere, William was raised in a small rustic village whose name had larger expectations than its inhabitants. Being so far from anything interesting, William soon discovered he had a great imagination and spent far more time building fantasy worlds than dealing with the real one. An agricultural wage-slave during the day, and an avid role-player, world builder, professional game master, cartographer, poet and day dreamer by evening, William is finally listening to his friends and is taking some of those worlds he has created and is putting them to paper. Past short stories include “Linear Rotation” published in the Anthology Sylvermoon Chronicles Volume VII and “Not the One” soon to be published in the anthology Sylvermoon Chronicles Volume VIII. Currently William lives in the Greater Toronto Area with his very patient and understanding wife, and their four not-so-patient cats.

Get Willian’s story, Bands of Gold, in Hidden Magic.

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Matasa, a young goatherd of the Seven Peoples, leaves his small tribal village to make the sacred pilgrimage to the Golden City in hopes of being chosen by the deity of the Great Sun, Anuu, and given the ability to work magic. While in the city, politics, prejudice, intrigue and human nature attempt to sway the young goatherd who soon finds himself pulled between his desires to become a mage-priest and his steadfast moral convictions in Hidden Magic.