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About Stefon Mears
Stefon has been an invited guest at a major Vodou ceremony in New Orleans, taught classes in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, spoken on a panel at one World Fantasy Conference and given a reading at another, and engraved his own set of Norse runes.
Stefon has worked as a professional audio engineer and played straight pool for money. He is an avid, lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three cats, and when not writing he can often be found playing roleplaying games.
Stefon has six novels in stores now, including the completed Telepath Trilogy and the ongoing Rise of Magic series. Look for him online at http://www.stefonmears.com, on GooglePlus, or @stefonmears on Twitter. He maintains a weekly free fiction list at stefonmears.com/join
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In a world where elves build on the bones of lost civilizations, Cavan Oltblood carves out a path to adventure. Not quite a warrior and not quite a wizard, this king's bastard rides with Ehren the smiling priest, and Amra, the deadliest swordswoman alive.
Killers burst through the door at the worst time. So much for Cavan's bath, much less his date.
Someone wants Cavan dead. Someone willing to kill everyone Cavan loves, to steal something Cavan doesn't know he has.
Half a Wizard, a novel of high fantasy adventure, full of magic and action where the decisions of one person can affect the fate of kingdoms. From Stefon Mears, author of With a Broken Sword and Twice Against the Dragon.
"Terra! Tara! Terror!" is an original and varied collection of science fiction/fantasy, humor, and horror from an international group of contributors. Writers include Salinda Tyson, Marie Vibbert, Jen Downes, Evelyn Deshane, John Paul Davies, Steven Mathes, Diane Morrison, E.M. Sheehan, Michele Baron, Liam Hogan, Stefon Mears, K. G. Anderson, Kelly A. Harmon, Matthew Reardon, Samuel Chapman, Emmett Schlenz, Gustavo Bondoni, Melanie Rees, Kiki Gonglewski, Caroline Sciriha, Wulf Moon, Dan Micklethwaite, Rhonda Eikamp, Blake Jessop, Elizabeth Twist, and Josh Taylor. Special reprint by Robert Silverberg. Edited by Juliana Rew.
Courier-wizard Donal Cuthbert barely lands on the red dirt of Mars before people try to kill him. Rival corporations, willing to kill over his delivery. Donal escapes a spaceport explosion and plunges into a world of corporate espionage where even his beautiful liaison might be a deadly enemy.
Helioship captain John Jacobs teeters on the brink of financial ruin. Only an odd Mars-Earth business charter can save him. But murders on the ship drag Jacobs into the web of conspiracies alongside Donal.
And something worse than killers stalks that ship...
Magician's Choice, a tale of adventure and espionage in high space, with dueling wizards and magic-driven ships. The first novel in the Rise of Magic series from Stefon Mears, author of The Telepath Trilogy.
Heath makes his way deep into Forest Park tonight. To meet a client at a rare true crossroads.
Heath plans to save his client’s life. But to do so he must first kill his client…
“Conjure Man” – the gripping standalone urban fantasy short story that kicks off the exciting Spells of Hire novel series. If you like clever heroes with attitude, don’t miss this one! From Stefon Mears, author of Devil's Shoestring, the Rise of Magic series, and the Cavan Oltblood series.
Hello my Earthling! Hello my starling!
Hello my space-time alien gal!
A baker’s dozen of tales about creatures from outer space who may or may not have boldly gone where they really shouldn’t have. Tales of aliens who test the creatures of Earth…tales of Earthlings who test the creatures from other planets…aliens who attack…aliens who defend…and aliens who are a little too close for comfort.
Prepare to discover realms at the furthest edges of human imagination.
From the depths of outer space…
To the depths of the sea…
To Portland…and beyond!
Featuring stories by:
Travis Heermann · Rebecca Hodgkins · Charles Eugene Anderson & Jim LeMay · Meyari McFarland · Jason Dias · Debbie Mumford · Ron Collins · Shannon Lawrence · Jamie Ferguson · Stefon Mears · Thea Hutcheson · Robert Jeschonek · DeAnna Knippling
AMAZING MONSTER TALES
Amazing Monster Tales is a series of monster anthologies full of fast-paced action-adventure stories. Whether you love monsters or fear them, they are the coolest! This series features a mix of classic monsters and monsters that you’ve never seen before!
Look for INTO THE BRINY DEEP…and watch out for the sea monsters!
Across the street, a sports bar. A strange choice. Why would local wizards call him here to meet? So far away from the eyes of the magical community? Heath readies spells. Prepares, in case of attack.
But an even scarier force comes to town today -- Heath's grandmother.
Dragon's Blood, an exciting urban fantasy novel full of magic, battles, dragons, and the blessing and curse of family. Fans of Grimm and Harry Dresden won't want to miss out on Heath Cyr! The fourth Spells for Hire book, from Stefon Mears, author of the Rise of Magic series.
A fallen mage believes he’s reached sanctuary. But when three ingots vanish from the vault he protects for a troll warlord, his search for the thief once again thrusts him in harm’s way.
A troll shaman calls from her deathbed, sending her heiress on a quest to return their people’s magical gemstone to its place of origin. If she succeeds, she becomes the leader of her tribe. If she fails, there will be no tribe to lead.
A wise old auntie and her kin must defend their remote homestead against a marauding troll of old, a fearsome beast bearing great fangs and claws—and gripped by a hunger for human flesh.
An agent of the Society for Magickal Heritage must find the source of an occult disease decimating Britain’s troll enclaves—and fix it. Simple in theory, tricky in practice, for the only place that might hold the information she needs is the ancient and inconveniently lost enclave of Farringale...
A princess faces war on two fronts: demons outside in the forest and hidden enemies in the caves of home. If she loses either battle, everything is lost, even though she’s a badass warrior troll.
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Portland, Oregon: a modern melting pot of wizards, witches and stranger things. Where conjure man Heath Cyr solves problems with a quick mind and a backpack full of magic.
Heath won't kill. Not for all of his rich, beautiful client's money. Not even to save himself from an enemy's demons.
But as Heath's enemies close in, he may have to do something worse than kill...
Zombie Powder, an exciting urban fantasy novel full of magic and mystery. Fans of Grimm and Harry Dresden won't want to miss this! The second Spells for Hire novel, from Stefon Mears, author of the Rise of Magic series.
“…a great set of unique and fast-paced tales of the imagination!”
—Astro Guyz on Fiction River: Recycled Pulp
Table of Contents
“In the Beginnings” by Annie Reed
“At His Heels a Stone” by Lee Allred
“In the Empire of Underpants” by Robert T. Jeschonek
“The Sound of Salvation” by Leslie Claire Walker
“Goblin in Love” by Anthea Sharp
“Slime and Crime” by Michèle Laframboise
“Always Listening” by Louisa Swann
“Here I Will Dance” by Stefon Mears
“Rats at Sea” by Brenda Carre
“Sense and Sentientability” by Lisa Silverthorne
“When a Good Fox Goes to War” by Kim May
“The Game of Time” by Felicia Fredlund
“The Scent of Murder” by Angela Penrose
“Still-Waking Sleep” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“Inhabiting Sweetie” by Dale Hartley Emery
“The Legend of Anlahn” by Eric Kent Edstrom
“Sheath Hopes” by Thea Hutcheson
“We, The Ocean” by Alexandra Brandt
Heath Cyr, conjure man. A top talent among those who sell spells in that magical melting pot -- Portland, Oregon.
Heath, up too early to meet a client. Up far too early to deal with rival conjure man DeAndre McDaniels in a public place like Powell's City of Books.
But DeAndre offers a truce, for the last reason Heath would ever expect.
Spirit Trap, a page-turning, twisted urban fantasy novella full of magic and mystery. Fans of Grimm and Harry Dresden won't want to miss out on Heath Cyr! The third Spells for Hire book, from Stefon Mears, author of the Rise of Magic series.