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Released October, 20th, 2023
Available Internationally
Bleached Reminders
A Mini Gothic Anthology About Bones, Magic, and Grief

Sacrifice Rock-a place of grief, of loneliness, of tearful goodbyes as a girl lays to rest her deceased pets. But in a forest as quiet and gentle as this, is she really alone after all? Is it truly a place of goodbyes?

Bleached Reminders-left behind after death, often hated, precious memories left for those to come.

The Soul-Filled Skulls of Epsie Rees-a witch born to a coven intolerant of the magicless. But she has a secret: she can see animal ghosts living in the skulls they once inhabited. But no one believes her. Will Epsie Rees find a way to prove to the coven that she is indeed a witch? Or will she and all her animal friends face certain doom?

A collection for lovers of both animals and bones, Bleached Reminders will leave you contemplating the finality of death while also comforted by the warm love of beloved animals.

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Cover Design by Effie Joe Stock
Released November 6th, 2023
Available Internationally
Turklet, Squeaky, and the Seven Chicken Chicks
Love Overcomes All Differences
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Turklet, the turkey, has always wanted a family of her own, but when she tries to hatch a nest of eggs, she is faced with many unforeseen difficulties including language barriers, adoption, racism, and prejudice against mixed/unconventional families. But with the help of Nic, the farm girl who raised her, and her dear friend Squeaky the duck, Turklet will discover that all of life's difficulties are not so daunting when dealt with patience and love.

Written and illustrated by Effie Joe Stock (the farm girl herself), and based on a true story, Turklet, Squeaky, and the Seven Chicken Chicks brings to light some of the hardships of families in a fun, gentle way that is sure to spark love and acceptance into the hearts of young and old readers alike.

Released January 9th, 2023
Available Internationally
Child of the Dragon Prophecy
The Shadows of Light: Book One

A future foreseen. A past forgotten. 

 

The savior child of the Dragon Prophecy is born.

 

Adopted by Centaurs, then forsaken by humans, Stephania longs for a place to belong, but home keeps slipping away as fragmented memories. Those disturbing memories relentlessly haunt her, and the hometown where she has never felt welcome stands against her.

 

When Stephania seeks an escape, she unwittingly begins a journey of self-discovery, and her long thought forgotten memories, shape-shifting demons, a lyre surrounded by dangerous magic, and newfound lies emerge as threats that may break her or finally lead her to her true home.

 

Will Stephania be able to put aside her hate and pain to accept who she truly is? Or will she let it drag her and all of Duvarharia to its doom?

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Cover Design by Effie Joe Stock
Released March 20th, 2023
Available Internationally
Heir of Two Kingdoms 
The Shadows of Light: Book Two

Two kingdoms threatened by war, one heir to lead them.

 

After arriving back in Trans-Falls, Stephania finally has a place to call home again, even if she doesn’t fully remember it yet. But just because she feels safe, doesn’t mean she is.

 

A connection forged with Ancient Magic was made the day Artigal saved her from Thaddeus—a connection that tied her mind to the traitor’s and has made each others memories their own.

 

With dangers lurking just behind the shadows, Stephania must deal with a new set of challenges including complicated relationships with her family, a dragon hatchling, the mysterious Shadow Cavern, new memories, and an impending war.

 

When she loses what is most important to her, will she continue to look back, wishing everything were different or will she have the courage to change the future?

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Cover Design by Effie Joe Stock
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Aphotic Love 
Anthology on the Depths of Romance
by Dragon Bone Publishing

Aphotic:
Devoid of light. A depth beyond comprehension.

Everything that stands in the light
Also has a side that stands in the darkness.

Love is no exception.

Love is often depicted as light, joyful, fun, exciting, carefree ...
But there is also a darker side to love—a deeper, frightening, desperate, tragic side.
Dare to dive deep into this raw, emotional collection of short stories, prose, and poems which strives to expose the lightless side of tragedy, heartbreak, desperation, and love.

From the love of gods and goddesses to mortals who fell in love with death to the love forbidden between commoners. From pure sweet romance gone astray to villains who loved the hero.
An actress no longer acting she's in love, a phoenix whose lover gives everything to be with her reborn, a villain who burned the world so his love could be the hero, two immortals who give up everything to live and love, a lonely queen whose touch turns loved ones to ice, a romantic moment re-lived and lost in gold paint. Promises made and promises broken.

Some fall in love.
And some fall out.
After all, ... all's fair in aphotic love ...

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Cover Design by H.A. Pruitt and Effie Joe Stock
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The
Legends of Rasa Vol. I
A Cozy Epic Fantasy Story Collection

In the vast world of Rasa, not every creature is prophesized to save the world, but that doesn’t mean they don’t embark on their own adventures. Five vibrant stories tell of ordinary creatures who find their lives turned upside down by Rasa’s possibilities and magic including:
A dragon-less tavern owner who struggles to find missing food, while falling back in love with music and dealing with a lost lover hoping for a second chance.
A Centaur Princess who escapes the temple palace for a day to follow her dream of visiting a bakery.
The manager of a prolific dragon hatchery who rediscovers the delight of the rider and dragon bond when an unlikely Duvarharian shows up on her doorstep.


The Legends of Rasa Volume One is a cozy, slice-of-life epic fantasy collection perfect for readers of Jenni Sauer, Ireen Chau, Legends and Lattes, and a Fellowship of Bakers and Magic.

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Human Scars on Planet Skin
A Cozy Science Fantasy Horror Novel by Effie Joe Stock & Nathaniel Luscombe

Turr is fighting back for what was stolen from her: her body and her children living on it.

After the humans tried to colonize her, Turr was forced to resort to mass violence to reclaim her skin. But in fleeing the planet, the humans left behind a chemical disaster—the dead zone.

To bring peace and life back to herself, Turr sends out a desperate plea to two shroom people: Invidia and Clyra. Invidia, though surrounded by death, is tasked with learning how to breathe life back into the land. Clyra must lead a group of broken failed experiments through the forest, following a trail of visions. Death and uncertainty face them at every turn, but only when they’re all together can the planet truly begin to heal.

Perfect for fans of Annihilation and Avatar, Human Scars on Planet Skin will leave you haunted by the stark realities of upsetting the balance of life, aching against the sorrow unmitigated death brings, and shivering against the horrors of being trapped within your own body.

In Professional Editing
Son of the Prophet
The Shadows of Light: Book Three
An Installment in the Rasaverse

Torn between his ancestry,

Desperate to change the world,

The son of the prophet embraces destiny.

 

Raised in a loving but sheltered Duvarharian home, Thaddeus’s tranquil world is upheaved by a dark cloaked figure—one who wants him and his brother dead. To appease the man, the brothers are enrolled in an academy dedicated to training arena fighters. After being ostracized by his brother and the other violent students, Thaddeus strives to unravel the academy’s dark secrets. What he finds contradicts all accepted history and the very blood in his veins.

 

Haunted by impending danger, and empowered by whispers saying he may be the savior of the Dragon Prophecy, Thaddeus and his dragon seek to destroy the cult controlling the academy and Duvarharia’s government. But when Thaddeus’s trust in a forgotten deity results in the torment of those he loves, he’s left with no choice but to seek a darker power to succeed.

 

Will Thaddeus free Duvarharia from the evil entrapping the dragon riders? Or will his actions shape him into the traitor Duvarharia feared most?

In Second Draft
Ash-Black & the Seven Wolves
A Anti-retelling of Snow White

Daughter of a King, Ash is destined to sit on the throne and has been living her entire life in anticipation of just that, working tirelessly so she'll be the best Queen for her people.

 

But when her father dies in a mysterious hunting accident, Ash is thrown into the chaos of becoming Queen in a time where whispers of "treason" fill the castle. Ash soon learns these rumors are true when her own stepmother accuses her of Black magic and killing her father.

 

Thrown into the depths of the castle to await her trial, Ash Black find a mirror with a trapped soul, a helpful jumping spider, and the truth that her stepmother is a nature appointed Day Mage who is abusing her power for evil, and that Ash Black herself is a Night Mage, the nature appointed balance to the day.

 

With the darkness's help, all the critters of the night who slink about in it, and her dearest friend and wolf companion, will Ash be able to take back what was stolen from her—her crown and lover—-or will her evil stepmother's reign of lies and light be for eternity?

In First Draft
Come Sit with Me* 
A Shadows of Light Companion Novel

Artigal. The white Centaur. The Igentis—leader of all Centaurs. A Centaur as old as the stars. Strong. Invincible. Wise. Powerful. Mysterious. Broken. 

Not much is known about the all-mighty Centaur leader; an exhausting number of years has wiped away the pieces of his history he hasn't locked away himself.

This is his story—a story of humble beginnings and a dream and love that spanned thousands of years and changed Ventronovia forever.

 

*Title subject to change*

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