Hello again from Storm Moon Press! For those of you who have been following us on Twitter (@stormmoonpress) or Facebook, you've probably seen that we've had a few more releases in the past couple weeks!
We've continued with our re-releases of the short stories contained in our Weight of Gun anthology. In addition to those, we have re-released the short story collection Love and Agony by S.L. Armstrong & K. Piet. We also have the pleasure of announcing that The Fifth Son by Blaine D. Arden now has an illustrated version! Last, but not least, we have a new short story out called Honor Among Thieves, which features female-centric bisexuality! It's been a busy few weeks, so strap yourself in! Here's a recap of our recent releases!
Compromised Judgment by Penny K. Moss -- $1.99 (e-book)
Rózsa Ignác is under cover to expose a gunrunning operation supplying arms to his enemies. His mission is simple: mark a crate of weapons so it can be tracked for evidence. If successful, they can find all those responsible, and Ignác has the feeling the scheme goes right up to the top, to Second Apprentice Tarr Andor. All he has to do is prove it, and that means getting close to Tarr Andor's subordinates.
Cistalan Konrád is the key to Ignác's investigation, but his growing attraction to Konrád threatens to compromise his judgment, not to mention his mission. An unexpected confrontation reveals a sliver of Konrád's past, sparking Ignác's interest to an all-time high. But risking contact and trusting Konrád could endanger everything he was sent to accomplish.
Love and Agony by S.L. Armstrong & K. Piet -- $5.99 (e-book)
Between love and agony, there is a world of pleasure and pain, want and need. Authors S.L. Armstrong and K. Piet explore this world in many of its infinite variations with this collection of seventeen original short stories ranging from the contemporary to the paranormal to the fantastical.
For a full listing of the seventeen shorts, including elves, vampires, werewolves, angels, and demons, please click on the link above. ^_^
The Fifth Son - Illustrated - by Blaine D. Arden -- $4.99 (e-book)
Llyskel is the fifth son of a King, but, unlike his brothers, he doesn't have a career in politics or the military to look forward to. In a world where everyone possesses magic to some degree or other, Llyskel is powerless, unable to perform even the smallest magic-based tasks. All his life, he's been under constant guard for his own protection from the magical world around him, much to his annoyance. The only time Llyskel feels free is when he paints, where the only spells he needs are the ones he weaves with brush and paint, capturing moments of beauty and giving them immortality on canvas.
Llyskel harbors a secret wish, though, a dark desire that haunts his nights. Only Ariv, a captain in the King's army, seems to sense the truth of Llyskel's needs. The pull he feels to Llyskel is unavoidable, and the passion between them undeniable.
But Ariv isn't the only one interested in Llyskel. The Queen of a neighboring country expresses her interest in the boy's talents, but her true intent goes far beyond a love of art. And what she asks may be too high a price for any of them.
Includes 5 beautifully shaded black-and-white illustrations by Yana Goya!
In the Pines by Lydia Nyx -- $1.99 (e-book)
Tyler Maxwell is a former New York cop now working a desk job in Alaska. But he hasn't lost all of his cop instincts. After purchasing a gun as a gift despite the gun shop owner's insistence that the weapon was cursed, Tyler starts doing some investigating into the gun's sordid past. He turns up evidence of a string of unexplained suicides, all apparently committed with the very same gun. At the same time, Tyler begins to have erotic dreams about the beautiful and mysterious Flynn. Thoughts of Flynn soon begin to intrude upon Tyler's waking hours, though, and it becomes clear that Flynn wants more from Tyler than just his body. He has a favor to ask. Now, Tyler has to finally unravel the mystery of the gun before he becomes its next victim.
My Rifle Is Human by Sumi -- $1.49 (e-book)
In war, a soldier is only as good as their weapon. In this war, though, the soldier is the weapon. They are called Ordinances, blessed (some would say cursed) with a genetic mutation allowing them to shift portions of their bodies into working handguns, rifles, and even rocket launchers. But to maintain this power, they must be constantly recharged by a transfer of sexual energy from their Gunslinger, a secondary mutation of individuals with the unique ability to beef up Ordinances in this way.
Fil is a Gunslinger who has lost more than his fair share of Ordinances over the course of this war. Other Gunslingers avert their eyes when he passes and speak of him in hushed tones. Gunbreaker, they call him. But this life is the only that Fil has ever known, which is why he remains in service long after completing his required tour of duty.
By contrast, Morris is as green as they come. Despite being even older than the veteran Fil, Morris was identified as an Ordinance late in life and is on his first deployment. And while Fil is ready and willing to service his Ordinance, Morris just wants to talk. Now, with the next wave of attacks imminent, Fil must use all of his patience and skill to seduce Morris if the late-bloomer is to have any chance of coming home alive.
Honor Among Thieves by Amy Gaertner -- $1.99 (e-book)
Master thief Danielle has been planning her latest heist for months. She's infiltrated the staff of Mark Henshaw, interested in his collection of priceless foreign artifacts. She's scoped out the museum where the collection will be displayed, teamed up with a genius hacker capable of fooling the security systems, and planned the job down to the second. Every variable has been identified and accounted for. The only thing she hasn't expected is falling for Liz Kaplan.
The young reporter is also interested in Mark Henshaw and his artifacts, specifically, their origin. If Liz can find evidence of illegal activities surrounding Henshaw's collection, the story would make her career. She's certain that Henshaw's security consultant, the beautiful Sabrina, knows more than she's saying, and Liz is determined to find out.
What Liz doesn't know, of course, is that Sabrina is actually Danielle, or that finding out the truth could be far more dangerous than she bargained for.
That's all for now! I hope you enjoy the books above and stay tuned for more from Storm Moon Press!