THE BIRTHDAY PROBLEM
A science fiction novel
by Caren Gussoff


In the year 2060, the next plague has arrived. MaGo bots, the nanotechnology used for everything from fighting the common cold to radical life extension, have begun to malfunction, latching onto the brain's acetylcholine receptors to cause a permanent state of delirium.

The Birthday Problem follows four Seattle survivors: Chaaya Gopal Lee, great-granddaughter of the MaGo
programmer, whom the pandemic turns into a killer; 40-something ex-rock star and pharmacy technician Greystone Toussaint, the “King of Seattle”; Alastair Gomez-Larsen, forced to become a blood-smuggler to treat his father’s liver disease; and Didi VanNess, a lovesick former-WNBA center and CNA, who tries to win back her wife's heart against a backdrop of madness, death and 30 cats, all named Ira.

Cover illustration by Newtasty.

ISBN: 978-1-939056-06-1

Price: $15


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WOLF'S BANE

Book Three of the Demimonde

An urban fantasy novel by Ash Krafton

Since becoming oracle to the demivampire two years ago, advice columnist Sophie has battled werewolves and survived a vampire attack (or two). However, not only was she powerless to save her lover Marek when he slipped to the brink of evolution, she also witnessed his transformation into a falcon, the symbol of Horus United.

Sophie’s quest to save Marek is further complicated when rock star Dierk Adeluf – who also happens to be the king of the Werekind – invites her backstage after a concert. Just when it seems she will find respite from heartache, Sophie is bitten by a werewolf and Dierk decides she is destined to be his queen.

Sophie is caught between the demivamps she loves and the Were who commands her to love him. Throw in his jealous wanna-be girlfriend—a true bitch if ever there was one—and an ambush by witches, and there you have the big mess that Sophie calls her life. And, hello? Her soul mate is still a bird.


Cover design by Duncan Eagleson.

ISBN: 978-1-939056-07-8

Price: $16.95


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NARCISSUS IS DREAMING
A sci-fi novel
by Rose Mambert


What happens when a shape-shifting alien, incapable of feeling emotion, falls in love?


Banned from Earth, Shapers live hidden among us. When Earthman Thomas Echo breaks Dahlia’s heart, the Shaper’s revenge leads to its capture by a mysterious man known only as Rush, the head of a top secret government agency.

Forced to comply with the agency’s demands or be “cleansed,” our hero/heroine must use all its resources – both alien and human – in order to escape. Yet complications arise when the Shaper’s discovery of Rush’s dark past binds their fates together in an unexpected and disturbing way.

Cover design by Rose Mambert.

ISBN: 978-1-939056-05-4

Price: $12


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DARKWALKER: A Tale of the Urban Shaman
A paranormal post-apocalyptic crime novel
by Duncan Eagleson


Some monsters are born, others are made...


A supernatural killer is stalking Bay City. City Boss Micah Roth summons the Railwalkers – an Order of warrior shamans – to hunt for the killer the newsfeeds have dubbed “The Beast.” Out in the Zones, Railwalker Wolf and his companions have faced mutants and madmen, animals and demons, but the Beast of Bay City is a predator the likes of which they’ve never seen before. To apprehend The Beast, Wolf will be called upon to face his own private demons, and plumb the depths of the mysterious darkness surrounding his own personal history.

Cover illustation & design by Duncan Eagleson.

ISBN: 978-1-939056-04-7

Price: $17


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ELEMENTARÍ RISING
An epic fantasy novel
by Nancy Hightower

Winter moves like a predator, taking villages one at a time, leaving the people either dead or half mad.


For thousands of years, the Elementarí—spirits of the elements— have slept peacefully under the watchful eye of the Terakhein, a guardian tribe that protects them. But now that the Elementari have started to awaken, the Terakhein are nowhere to be found.

In Gaelastad, where the trees never die, eighteen-year-old Jonathan is haunted by dreams of a little girl: the last of the Terakhein. Fleeing from enemies across treacherous lands, Jonathan must survive and find the girl. Fortunately, help comes in the form of Bryn, a terrible fire spirit, and Morgan, the most beautiful—and deadly—of water spirits. But are they strong enough to give him the time he needs to find the missing girl and stop the tide of destruction?

Cover illustation by Siolo Thompson. Design by Duncan Eagleson.

ISBN: 978-1-939056-03-0

Price: $17


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IMPOSSIBLE FUTURES  An Anthology
Edited by Judith K. Dial & Thomas A. Easton

An astonishing amount of the science and technology in vintage science fiction has come to pass. But an awful lot has not. Where's your invisibility suit? Your space train? Your very own personal robot?

But those old, never-happened ideas are still fun. For a fresh take on those old ideas, try Impossible Futures!

Includes stories by Rev DiCerto, Paul Di Filippo, Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald, Duncan Eagleson, Jeff Hecht, Edward M. Lerner, Shariann Lewitt, Jack McDevitt, James Morrow, Mike Resnick, Sarah Smith & Justus Perry, Allen M. Steele, and Fran Wilde. 

Cover design by Duncan Eagleson
ISBN: 978-1-939056-02-3

Price: $15

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BLOOD RUSH

Book Two of the Demimonde

An urban fantasy by Ash Krafton

Sophie doesn't believe in happily ever after. These days, she'd settle for alive after sunrise.

Advice columnist and newly-appointed oracle to the demivampire, Sophie Galen has more issues than a Cosmo collection: a new mentor with a mean streak, a werewolf stalker she can't shake, and a relationship with her ex's family that redefines the term complicated. And then there's her ex himself, who is more interested in playing leader of the vampire pack than in his own salvation. Becoming a better oracle is tough enough, but when Sophie encounters a deadly enemy - one she never dreamed of facing - it will take everything she's ever learned in order to survive.

Cover design by Duncan Eagleson.

ISBN: 978-1-939056-01-6

Price: $16.95

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DAUGHTERS OF ICARUS
New Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy


What can women tell us about the world? In this new collection of science fiction, a stunning assembly of authors explore the work laid before the daughters of Icarus, left behind after the prideful fall. Whether the worlds they imagine are hopeful of desolate, each sheds new light on the possibilities of feminism. Daughters of Icarus is a bold exploration of the present, past and future.

Featuring 28 stories by Therese Arkenberg, A.A. Balaskovits, Thoraiya Dyer, Joanna Fay, AJ Fitzwater, Caren Gussoff, Zachary Jernigan, Jennifer Linnaea, Douglas Ogurek, E. Catherine Tobler, and many more.

Cover design by Rose Mambert. Cover photo by Jordan Tao Mambert.


ISBN: 978-1-939056-00-9

Price: $17.00

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AT TIMES I ALMOST DREAM

Stories by Amy E. Yergen

Amy E. Yergen, hailed as "brilliant" by Publishers Weekly for her story "Rapunzel's Daughters," returns to Pink Narcissus with At Times I Almost Dream, a collection of stories that push the envelope for strong female characters by exploring the very notion of strength. Explore the social and romantic complexities of physical difference in Thumbelina's blog. Consider the extent to which finding a compatible roommate is similar to kissing frogs. By introducing surrealistically analogous contemporary situations, Yergen's dream-like fiction extends folklore and fairy tales, rendering familiar heroines simultaneously strange and universal.

Cover design by Rose Mambert.


ISBN: 978-0-9829913-5-0

Price: $12.00

 
 

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QUEER FISH, Volume 2

Love takes a darker turn in our second volume of gay fiction. From revolutionary France to the Souk of Dreams in Dubai, in a fairy tale tower or on a distant planet, these protagonists - or their lovers - will employ any means to get what they want. 


Including stories by Jason Andrew, Therese Arkenberg, Brian Bobowski, Keyan Bowes, Gregory A. Carter, John Dimes, Patricia J. Esposito, Willow Fagan, Eduardo Febles, Jeannelle M. Ferreira, Dan Hart, Zachary Jernigan, J. Lannan, Rose Mambert, Michael Penkas, Warren Rochelle, Nathan Sims, J. Daniel Stone, Michael C. Thompson, and Nghi Vo.

Cover illustration by PL Nunn.

 

ISBN: 978-0-9829913-9-8

Price: $14.95

 

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PEOPLE WITH HOLES

Stories by Heather Fowler

Hailed as “magic realism at its finest,” Fowler’s writing reveals the small but essential truths that motivate sex and relationships. Whether in museums of solitude, in airports of dreams, or at the circus, these stories are bound together by transformation, anthropomorphism, and ultimately by love’s inevitable consequences. Fowler’s unique vision is thought-provoking, with a touch of feminist sensibility, and shot through with quirky and laugh-out-loud humor.

 

*A ForeWord Book of the Year Award finalist*

Cover illustration by Siolo Thompson. Design by Duncan Eagleson.

ISBN: 978-0-9829913-8-1

Price: $14.95

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*60% of all proceeds from sale of this book (including 100% of the author's proceeds) will be donated to Planned Parenthood*

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FEASTING WITH PANTHERS

A fantasy adventure novel by Lyle Blake Smythers

We found the first one-eyed man at dawn...

So begins the highly original fantasy tale of warrior poet Catalan, when he and his band stumble upon a handsome acolyte near death in the mountain pass. But when the acolyte reveals his mystical vision, the poet finds himself at the center of a War Game between two mysterious sorcerers. To unravel the mystery, Catalan and the agents of the War Game must seek the missing components of an enchanted chess set in a quest complicated by deceit and treachery, in which nothing is what it seems.

 

Cover illustration & design by Duncan Eagleson.

ISBN: 978-0-9829913-7-4

Price: $16.95
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BLEEDING HEARTS

Book One of the Demimonde

An urban fantasy novel by Ash Krafton
 
Sophie Galen is an advice columnist who is saving the world—one damned person at a time.


Shy and sensitive Sophie has all but given up on love until she meets Marek, a mysterious stranger who seduces her with his striking good looks and his take-charge attitude. Yet the darkness she senses within him may be more than she is prepared to handle when Marek draws her into a world of vampires, werewolves, and treachery. Forced to leave behind the comfortable routines and certainties of her past, Sophie makes unbearable sacrifices and uncovers hidden truths about herself and the world around her.

 

*Named an Editor's Choice title by Independent Publisher Online.*

 

Cover design by Duncan Eagleson. Cover photo by Moira Ashleigh.


ISBN: 978-0-9829913-6-7

Price: $16.95
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image by Abigail Larson

COURT OF DREAMS

A comic fantasy novel by Stuart Sharp

Life is difficult enough when you're getting ready to head out into the real world and your relationship is falling apart at the seams. It doesn't get any easier when you fall sideways into a fantasy world populated by vicious princesses, roving nightmares, and figments of your imagination, all embroiled in the post-war politics of an expansive battle between dimensions. Join unlikely hero Thomas Greene on his comical journey through the Court of Dreams, a hidden world filled with the magic and the weirdest assortment of enemies and allies imaginable.

 

Cover illustration by Abigail Larson. Cover design by Duncan Eagleson.

ISBN: 978-0-9829913-2-9

Price: $15.95

 

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WTF?!

Corrective surgery gone wrong, punk rockers abducted by aliens, zombie sharks, dead matadors, exploding ice cream factories, and dwarfs obsessed with pomegranates are just a few of the things you will find in this anthology. From the quirky to the serious to the surreal, whatever happens in these stories is bound to leave the reader wondering WTF?!

 

Featuring 37 original stories by A.A. Balaskovits, James S. Dorr, A.A. Garrison, Erik T. Johnson, KJ Kabza, D.C. McMillen, Douglas J. Ogurek, D. Harlan Wilson and a whole bunch of other writers who don't use initials in their pen names.

 

Cover illustration by Newtasty.

 

ISBN: 978-0-9829913-4-3

Price: $16.95

 

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QUEER FISH, Volume One 

 

Love takes many forms – and Queer Fish covers most of the ones you've never thought twice about! This anthology of gay fiction is packed with memorable couples just trying to make it work, whether "it" is as simple as distance or as complicated as figuring out how to date a headless ghost, an annoying court jester, an insidious incubus, an overworked superhero, or a big stupid Irish guy from South Boston. Whatever challenges these heroes face, there's never a shortage of passion, intrigue and zombie attacks .

 

Featuring stories by Colleen Chen, Chelsea Cook, Ashley-Renée Cribbins, Alice Fox, Tom Fuchs, Nathaniel Fuller, Chris Helton, Thomas Kearnes, Georgina Li, Rose Mambert, E. Craig McKay, Frank Muse, Danielle Renn, Ron Rosen, Lyle Blake Smythers, Sam Sommer, Michael C. Thompson, Johnny Townsend, and W2.

 

Cover illustration by PL Nunn. Cover design by Duncan Eagleson. 

ISBN: 978-0-9829913-3-6

Price: $14.95

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 RAPUNZEL'S DAUGHTERS 

What happens after the "Happily Ever After"...?


30 writers answer questions that no one has dared ask before about your favorite fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and legends. What dark arts will Little Miss Muffet employ to exact her revenge on the spider? Can a guide help the Big, Bad Wolf succeed in eating Little Red Riding Hood without getting caught? Is Prince Charming gay? And will the Beast get tired of ravishing Beauty, and instead turn his attention to Lady Gaga?

All of these answers and more can be found in 31 original stories full of indecisive princesses, talking wolves, unhappy frogs, wicked witches, with a liberal sprinkling of fairy dust, magical transformations, and psychotherapy.

*Named an Editor's Choice title by Independent Publisher Online.*

Illustrations by Jade Liebes, et al.  Cover illustration by Ciaran Gaffney. Cover design by Duncan Eagleson.

ISBN: 978-0-9829913-1-2

Price: $16.95


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image by Duncan Eagleson

ELF LOVE

Tales of lust, betrayal, murder and... elves.

20 original stories enchant, intrigue, and delight as they explore the theme of "Elf Love" in a variety of genres: fantasy, suspense, romance, noir, humor, and much more.

Edited by Josie Brown, Rose Mambert, and Bill Racicot, this one-of-a-kind collection features stories by Jon Bishop, Michelle Markey Butler, Rev Di Certo, Ed Cooke, Duncan Eagleson, Sarah Eaton, Joanna Fay, Athena Giles, Michael Takeda, Juniper Talbot, Otilia Tena, James Thibeault, and David Vernaglia.

Cover design and illustration by Duncan Eagleson.

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-9829913-0-5

 

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COMING SOON

HOMEGOING 
A mystery fantasy novel
by Michelle Markey Butler

Disowned. Disgraced. Discarded.

I had been Princess of Bruster, then Queen of Ferrant. Now I was neither. I built a new life, in a new land. The clerk of my adopted lord. I wanted to copy books and build his library. Quiet and unremarked amongst parchment and ink.

Then the great ship came. It delivered a letter — to a land where almost no one could read. By the time the letter came to my hands, the ship had departed. We had no way to tell them we had never heard of them. They gave us one year, but how could we meet their demands when we did not know what they meant?

War was coming. Unless I could prevent it.
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THE WAN
A science fiction novel
by Bo Balder

In a far future, on a faraway planet, humans have become infected by the alien Wan, creatures that communicate by feeding each other poems composed of their own flesh. Obsessed alien and former human biologist Ing infects Frog, a barren slave girl, and Firdaus, deposed ruler of the human settlement, with the alien fungus.

When a once-in-a-millennium Wan reproductive event threatens to destroy all human life on the planet, Frog and Firdaus must choose between transforming their loved ones into cadaverous toadstools and surviving - or watching them all die in a planetary holocaust.

Unless Frog can come up with a third solution - with the help of her greatest enemy.

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