Promises to keep…


Ali Caldwell is ready for her sophomore year of high school. After last year, she vows that this year is going to be uneventful, and most importantly, private.

Then she meets Samantha, a transfer student, who claims they have the same father and wants Ali’s life. Ali, in an attempt to keep Samantha from ruining her dad’s fledgling Senate campaign, allows herself to be blackmailed to keep the information secret.

Can Ali find out the truth and get her life back, while keeping her personal vow not to be on TV this year?

Ali Caldwell’s (mostly unwanted) adventures continue in this fourth novel for readers 11 and up.

War comes to Connecticut

For 14-year-old Alex Kellar, the war can’t be over soon enough. His beloved older brother Oliver is with the 101st Airborne, right in the heart of Nazi Germany’s last-ditch battle for survival.

That battle is about to come closer to home, beginning with Alex and his friend Larry discovering a drowned man washed up on the beach. When the body is identified as a German spy, the boys bask for a brief time in the spotlight. It’s an exhilarating moment.

Except once the spotlight is gone, Alex discovers that spy was not alone, and the lives of two elderly women his brother made him promise to look after—not to mention Alex’s parents and older sister—are in great danger. Dare he tell the authorities the secret? If he doeAlexWEBtnsn’t, will it betray all Oliver is fighting to protect?

From award-winning author Chester Aaron comes a story that makes history come alive, a worthy companion to his story of another teen’s struggle to survive in the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto, Gideon.

As with all Zumaya Thresholds books, Alex, Who Won His War is available in all popular ebook formats and in trade paperback wherever good books are sold.

From Now Until Forever by Sherry Gloag

From Now Until ForeverReleasing 8-25-15

Rae Davenport has already lost her mother. The only thing keeping her sane is her new boyfriend, Andrei—that is, until she finds out that he wants to kill her. Andrei is a devil, and he wants to use Rae as a sacrifice to get back into Heaven. The only one who can save her is Logan, her guardian angel. He’s only annoyed her in the past, but now he will be her savior.

Chimericana Books – “Free Planet vs War World” dual-trilogies – Hertzan Chimera aka Mike Philbin.

FRvsWWpressThe final pair of novels of Hertzan Chimera’s “Free Planet vs War World” dual/duelling-trilogies have just been released by Chimericana Books and this new WIX-hosted website will help you discover which world you think you live in.

Since 2013, Oxford-based writer/artist Mike Philbin aka Hertzan Chimera has been working on his “Free Planet vs War World” dual-trilogies.

Patent. Profit. Power.
in the three novels of the ‘free planet’ trilogy, the Custodian Liberation is battling the forces of G3 or Global Gambling Game to secure your right to your world.

Deception. Danger. Dreams.
in the three novels of the ‘war world’ trilogy, G3 or Global Gambling Game are ruthless in their pursuit of profit but what secrets lie behind their power of control?

Oxford UK-based artist/writer Michael Philbin has been an independently published novelist and short story writer since 1989. His first novel was “Red Hedz” published by Creation Press of London in 1989. His fully-illustrated short-story collection Animal Instincts was published by Double Dragon Press in 2004. He is the man behind the subversive keyboard entity Hertzan Chimera who terrorized the horror community for over ten years, prior to 2004.

In 2008 Silverthought Press (NY) published his novels “Bukkakeworld” and “Planet of the Owls” recently republished by Chimericana Books. In 2011 Sci Fi Cafe Press (Oxford) published his novels “Yoroppa” and “View From A Stolen Window” recently republished by Chimericana Books.

The first book was Custodians vs You The People. The second book was Military vs Civilians. In this third book Reaper, the Crystallines and the Organics go at it. But who will win and what is really at stake here? And what is the VMC? And how do our dreams enslave us? And what does Free Planet really taste like to the Reaper? All will be revealed in this third and final instalment.

Tandem told you all about the conspiracy against Man. Watcher showed you how the Glimpsers work to control your Dreams. In this third book Kumiko, you’ll see the power behind the War World of Profit that enslaves man to debt. But who is Kumiko and why is she not like all the others in G3? And where is The Bleeding Room? And what is GEMing? And why did no one ever tell Millgate that his bi-quartered mind wasn’t his own? All will be revealed in this third and final instalment.

The Free Planet Trilogy consists of the anti-corporate novels Custodian (2013), Liberator (2014) and Reaper (2015) all available from Amazon and all good online retailers.

The War World Trilogy consists of the anti-dreamworld novels Tandem (2013), Watcher (2014) and Kumiko (2015) all available from Amazon and all good online retailers.

On the Free Planet vs War World website, all six novels in both dual-trilogies can be sampled and purchased.

A modern-day pulp fiction hero

Pulp fiction is not dead. Author Teel James Glenn is on a mission to keep pulp fiction alive and current. With his latest release, THREE DEADLY SHADOWS, Glenn gives us an exciting adventure, a hero who has the mystery and talents of the depression-era pulps but a modern set of sensibilities… and problems.

Three Deadly Shadows is available for only $3.99. Check it out at you favorite eBook retailer or from at

Three Deadly Shadows

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New release on sale for a buck

revenge-day-midUntil September 17, REVENGE DAY AND OTHER TALES OF CRIME AND ESPIONAGE is on sale for only $1.00. This collection of 31 short stories and flash fiction represents author Michael A. Kechula’s latest and his first collection of crime stories. After September 17, the price is $3.99. One free story. Check it out here:

Chimericana Books release Watcher (G3-whistleblower #2) novel by Mike Philbin

WATCHER cover May 2014The follow-up to last year’s Tandem (G3-whistleblower #1) novel, Watcher further expands on the surrealistic confessions of a covert-operations super-soldier.

Super Soldier: someone who can dream harder than you.

Covert Operative: your mum, your dad, your sister, your brother, your son, your daughter.

War World: the place where you live right now, at war for PROFIT.

Dream Space: ah, come on, you know what I’m going to say, “Your dreams are not what you think they are.”

So, where are we going with this press release for Mike Philbin’s latest fictional novel?

In Tandem, released in 2013, Lorien Howell, an estate manager at Oxford law firm Convo & Convo, is seduced by her G3 whistleblowing client ‘Actor Arrenay’ to join him in liberating mankind from The Global Gambling Game or War World. Of course, she doesn’t believe him, in fact she despises his lunatic ramblings, until the evidence starts to mount in his favour and she finally sees what kind of a sick and manipulative (and wasted) world she inhabits.

In Watcher, released in 2014, having lived on the streets of the city for seven years, ex G3-agent Vagrant Millgate starts to receive messages from a cube inside his head. He had lost his job. He had lost his daughter. He had lost his wife. Suddenly, he has a new mission, his life has new meaning. But how will he be able to cope when the G3-world of psychic-attack dogs and transforming super-soldiers has changed so much in his absence?

Vagrant Millgate finally chases down his first target by listening to the Shirley Bassey song, “I who have nothing,” that’s been playing in this person’s head all morning. His mission is to save this guy from a fate worse than death. Very soon, it all starts to go wrong and Vagrant Millgate finds himself in a struggle for power that may encapsulate the whole of modern human experience.

“One down, seven to go,” says his new friend and ally Lady Grey but where will her charitable patronage take our hero? And what is his role in a world rampant with these surrealistic and seemingly unbeatable foes?

Still none the wiser? Wait until next year when Kumiko (G3-whistleblower #3) takes the reader on a manic and frantic journey across the universe.

Mike Philbin is the author of over twenty books, novels and collections including Red Hedz, Szmonhfu, Animal Instincts, Bukkakeworld, Planet of the Owls, Yoroppa, View From A Stolen Window, Custodian (free planet #1), Liberator (free planet #2), Tandem (G3-whistleblower #1) and Watcher (G3-whistleblower #2).

Philbin’s a radical, he professes to ‘detest the mainstream’ and ‘cannot understand how such emotionless Franchise Writing can satisfy the creative needs of the writer, OR the reader’.



Shifter Anthology Wanted

WANTED! Crimson Frost Books is currently seeking  stories for our Shifter Anthology, Romance.


These stories can be any heat level, with a word count 10,000 – 20,000 words. These stories will be character driven, with Common and believable conflicts we can all relate to. HEA/HFN is required for these stories. Anticipated release is spring of 2014 for the first stories.

To submit to us please put Shifter Anthology in the subject line along with the title, and address it to Denise Nicholls. Please follow our submissions guidelines:

Haunted Anthology

Midnight Frost Books – the non-romance genre imprint of Crimson Frost is currently seeking the following.

Haunted Anthology, YA ~ Word count 10,000 – 20,000 words.

These stories will be character driven, with relatable and believable conflicts. Think Haunted houses, ghost, Poltergeists, things that go bump in the night. HEA/HFN is not required. To submit to us please put Haunted Anthology in the subject line along with the title, and address it to Denise Nicholls. Please follow our submissions guidelines:

Chimericana Books release two new Oxford-set surrealist horror Mike Philbin novels Custodian and Tandem.

“is it a FREE PLANET or is it a WAR WORLD?”


the title assumes you understand what either a Free Planet or a War World even is.

And that’s dangerous.


Well, we’re taught, from an early age, that it’s our ‘right as free human beings’ to ‘live long and prosper’ and to ‘go forth and multiply’ to ‘earn our own salt’ and have our world ‘the way we want it’, cherries on top, three squirts of cappuccino foam and loads of horsepower under the hood.

THE GAME PLAYERS OF THE CORPORATE WORLD still need to fill their pockets with profit, at your expense, that’s the bottom line. Think too hard about that and you end up in a strange limbo mind set where you’re watching the television news and nothing makes sense. You’re just screaming at the TV going, “You’re all professionally lying for your advertisers and sponsors. You’re saying exactly what they pay you to say.”

Let’s face it, this world, this modern city-based industrial/consumerist virus of ours upon this Earth, is slowly becoming One Global Empire. And it’s an empire of slave wages, but it’s also an empire based on the spoils of war. This planet we live on, is both a (cynically propagandised) Free Planet and a (constitutionally denied) War World.

But why is this knowledge DANGEROUS?

Well, it’s dangerous because it’s not the truth. Or, at the very least, it’s not the ‘real truth’ as those playing both sides of the game know it. It’s dangerous for you, dear reader, because (at some point) you’re going to want to ‘take action’ against your Global Landlord or your Omnipotent Despot or Your Slavery. But you can’t. Because it’s all a game. And no one wins. All revolutionistas just all come back to PLAY THE SAME GAME TOMORROW.

The concept is called ‘change the game’ and it’s dealt with in intimate detail in two novels from author/artist Mike Philbin called, Custodian and Tandem. And he’s done it before. Released two books in the same year. 2008 saw the dual release of Bukkakeworld and Planet of the Owls from Silverthought press. 2011 saw the dual release of Yoroppa and View from a Stolen Window from sci-fi-cafe press. 2013, though this was never planned, is looking like it’s heading towards a similar situation, with the near-dual release of Oxford-set novels Custodian and Tandem from Chimericana Books.


Custodian (free planet #1)
took five years to complete and tells the story of a group of Oxford University students called the Custodian Liberation who combine computer hacking and gene hacking to release mankind from its corporate nda or non-disclosure agreement. It’s also a book about YOU, the reader, and ‘your role’ in this forthcoming Game Change that the NLS or Natural Lottery Show is cunningly inserting into your dna or deoxyribonucleic acid while you watch it, re-writing a re-wilding re-leasing agenda into the Human Matrix, while you think you’re being entertained. 

Click the book cover to buy the Kindle or click here for the paperback.

Tandem (a G3 whistleblower novel)
written, re-written and final-edited in two months and tells the story of Lorien Howell, an estate manager at Oxford law firm Convo & Convo, who is seduced by her G3 whistleblowing client to join him in liberating mankind from The Global Gambling Game or WAR WORLD. Of course, she doesn’t believe him, in fact she despises his lunatic ramblings, until the evidence starts to mount in his favour and she finally sees what kind of a sick and manipulative (and wasted) world she inhabits.

Click the book cover to buy the Kindle or click here for the paperback.

Mankind is a vital part of the CORPORATE WAR MACHINE all the time, every day, 24/7/365 and this is the truth you’ve never been told. Many will deny it. Many will have counter-arguments and other such self-delusional defence mechanisms. Whether you care to listen to this message, whether you care to buy these books, is your choice. Or is it?

This is only your FREE PLANET when you choose to make it so.

Law Breaker Love

Law Breaker Love – Deadline February 14, 2014

Word Count – 20,000+

Heat Level – Sensual to erotic

Pairing – Open


Crimson Frost Books is seeking fast paced romances for our Law-Breaker Love Call. These stories will feature complex characters facing tough choices…in the search for love. We’re looking for creative storytelling and original style and voice as the characters navigate the very real rules and laws they’re breaking to find their HEA/HFN ending. These stories will contain indepth plots with multiple layers of conflict and emotion. Creativity and thinking outside of the box is welcome.

To submit please follow our guidelines when you send in your manuscript.

* 1 inch margins

  * No headers or footers  

 * 1.5 line spacing

  * .3 Indents

  * Times New Roman 12 pt

Your submission should include your full contact information on the first page of the manuscript : Legal name as well as pen name, phone number, email, website, and other places we can find you online and a 1-2 page marketing plan.

While we’re looking to push the envelope, we are focusing on real sex laws which are on the books at the moment. Please note we do not accept the following:

* Bestiality – shifters are the exception but any sexual activity is to  be in ‘human’ form.   

* Necrophilia – Vampires, Zombies etc are the exception

* Sexual abuse of minors under the age of 18 in any form, including being exposed to sexual acts. This includes consensual acts by anyone under 18. This includes incest.

* Rape for purpose of titillation

* Non-consensual sex or BDSM that results in actual physical damage.

First stories to be released Summer/fall 2014


Taming the West – Midnight Frost Books

Taming the West
Wild, raw, the vast plains were tamed by the Cowboy of old and new. Midnight Frost Books is currently seeking western fiction between 15,000 words and 30,000 words for ours Taming the West Line. These books will feature the battle of man against nature, the strong silent men and women who lived by their own code.
They can have a romantic element but it isn’t necessary. We want western fiction, stories with a strong hero facing unbelievable odds and winning. A quintessential cowboy, the man who rode the range in -40 degree weather and the man who straps himself to the back of a 2,000 lb angry bull. The stories must be plot driven, well written and complete upon submission.
To submit please include Taming the West in the subject line. The submission package MUST include the following, a query letter in the body of the email, a 2-4 page synopsis, and the full manuscript with all your current contact information in it.
Our current read time is 2-4 weeks so we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Patricia Bates
Romance Author, Editor, and Publisher

Holiday Shorts Wanted

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Holiday Romances Line – Now Open.

What could be better during the holidays then finding the love of a lifetime? A roaring fire, a glass of wine…while beyond the windows the snow is falling. Your lover’s arms wrapped around you as the twinkling lights flicker. Crimson Frost Books is looking for Holiday romances between 5,000 and 15,000 words to be released between November and February. Each story must feature the a winter holiday with the romance as the main plot. The heat range can be anything from sensual to erotic.

To be published this year, submissions will need to be in no later than August first. Anything recieved after that date will still be considered but may not be out until 2014, although we do have some creative ideas for Christmas year round!

For details on our submission guidelines check out our Submissions page.

Crimson Frost Books Seeking submissions

Crimson Frost Books, and its sister site Midnight Frost Books is currently seeking submissions of completed manuscripts. Crimson Frost is a romance publisher of all heat levels in all subgenres accepting manuscripts from 15,000 to 60,000 words. As well, we have our teaser lines which are between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

Midnight Frost is our general fiction house. We feature stories with no romance, or where the romance is a secondary plot. Our word counts are from 15,000 to 60,000 words with out teaser lines also available. We encourage our authors to submit a short story as well as their regular submission as it is a great way to grow your online presence.

For more information on our guidelines, please check out our websites at Crimson Frost Books or Midnight Frost Books