Ready for a Change?

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Find hope in difficult times in these five modern-set speculative stories filled with action, whimsy and a touch of the fantastical. This short story collection is approximately 150 pages. 

NO FREE LUNCH – The flip of a coin can make all the difference in the world.

VIRTUAL HERO – When reality gets dangerous, a hardcore gamer must save the day.

GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL – A new barista gets a hard lesson in quality control.

REAL CHALLENGE – Sometimes, when you lose, you win.

ICE IN D MINOR – Hope for the future can be found in the most unlikely places.

Select Reviews:

“Simple and haunting.” Book Lover Reviews (Ice in D Minor)

“Very clever.” – David MacPherson (Grounds for Dismissal)

“Powerful…a truly chilling story.” – The Mysterious Amazon Customer (Virtual Hero)

“Quite brilliant.” – Stephen Hurt (Real Challenge)

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Star Compass in the spotlight~

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I’m delighted to announce that Star Compass – available in print, ebook, and audio – is in the Self Publishing Blog Off this year, along with, oh, 299 other awesome books. Head over to Mark Lawrence’s website to check them out! Plus, narrator Danielle Cohen gets well-deserved praise in this review from AudioFile for her audiobook narration: “Danielle Cohen delivers a warm and engaging performance of a Victorian romance that reaches for the steampunk stars…a solid narration that gently matches the pitch and swell of a well-told romance.”

The first full-length novel set in the world of Victoria Eternal, Star Compass mixes Steampunk and Space Opera, where Victorian sensibilities meet high-tech space travel, and the British Galactic Empire spans the stars. Grab your copy today!

Diana Smythe was a child of the nobility… once. Now the streetrat known as Diver, she spends her days picking pockets, and her nights gazing at the galaxy overhead, dreaming of the day she’ll escape Earth for a brighter future among the stars.

Derek Byrne polices the grimy streets around the Southampton Spaceport, trying to keep the gangs in line and the gutters clear of riffraff. When his path crosses Diana’s, he sees beyond her masculine disguise and catches a glimpse of the remarkable young lady hiding beneath the rags and bravado.

But Derek has his own dark secrets, and when Diana averts a near-disaster at the Spaceport, fate flings them along a trajectory that will lead them to adventure, romance – and peril beyond their wildest imaginings.

Perfect for fans of Firefly, Gail Carriger, Naomi Novik, and Lois McMaster Bujold!

PRINT available from B&N  and AMAZON

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“A fine and engaging rendering of Steampunk tropes…The mix of old-fashioned slum-level criminality and futuristic space technology works well, and Diana is very appealing as she takes her remarkable journey from up, to down, to up again, despite the struggles she faces staying on top. Sharp offers crisp, lucid, straightforward writing that keeps the reader turning pages.” – Publisher’s Weekly, via PW BookLife

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Escape into RAINE~

51h-9niuwbl._sy346_Now available at AMAZON! Book 3 in the Darkwood Chronicles series, filled with adventure, magic, and romance, with a solid helping of fairytales on the side~

A Dark Elf princess embarks on a perilous adventure to save her world…

In the shadowed land of Elfhame the Hawthorne Throne is in grave peril, and the heir, Prince Brannon Luthinor, is nowhere to be found. He and his human wife have crossed between the worlds in pursuit of the Dark Elves’ ancient enemy. Only one person has the courage to follow: his sister Anneth.

But the mortal world is far more complex than Anneth expected. Desperate to find her brother and his wife, she instead stumbles into danger of her own. Her only hope of protecting those she loves is to give herself up to the enemy, and risk sacrificing everything for the sake of a mortal prince.

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Feyland in Audio!

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Narrated by the fabulous actress Amy Landon, the Feyland series is currently in audio production from Aethon Books – and THE DARK REALM releases in audiobook today! Plus, if you already own the ebook copy of The Dark Realm, you can buy the audio version on Amazon for just $7.49 – so grab your copy now and get ready for a fabulous escape from reality…

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The adventure continues with THE BRIGHT COURT! Plus, praise for fabulous narrator Amy Landon:

Super fun – I’ve found a new narrator through this series. Absolutely picking up more of her stuff. Dont’ get me wrong, the author is great too… but the narrator makes this thing what it is.” – Willis Burns on Audible

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The third book is now out! Grab your copy of THE TWILIGHT KINGDOM!

More faerie magic, thrilling gaming, and the introduction of the beta-team as the adventures in Feyland continue!

 

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The fourth book is now out! Grab your copy of SPARK!

More faerie magic, thrilling gaming, and Spark’s challenges in-game and out as the adventures in Feyland continue!

 

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Star Compass blasts off!

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It’s here! Grab your copy of Star Compass – available in print, ebook, and audio – the first full-length novel set in the world of Victoria Eternal. Star Compass mixes Steampunk and Space Opera, where Victorian sensibilities meet high-tech space travel, and the British Galactic Empire spans the stars. Preorder your copy today!

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Diana Smythe was a child of the nobility… once. Now the streetrat known as Diver, she spends her days picking pockets, and her nights gazing at the galaxy overhead, dreaming of the day she’ll escape Earth for a brighter future among the stars.

Derek Byrne polices the grimy streets around the Southampton Spaceport, trying to keep the gangs in line and the gutters clear of riffraff. When his path crosses Diana’s, he sees beyond her masculine disguise and catches a glimpse of the remarkable young lady hiding beneath the rags and bravado.

But Derek has his own dark secrets, and when Diana averts a near-disaster at the Spaceport, fate flings them along a trajectory that will lead them to adventure, romance – and peril beyond their wildest imaginings.

Perfect for fans of Firefly, Gail Carriger, Naomi Novik, and Lois McMaster Bujold!

PRINT available from B&N  and AMAZON

AUDIOBOOK from TANTOR , iTUNES, AUDIBLE, AMAZON

“A fine and engaging rendering of Steampunk tropes…The mix of old-fashioned slum-level criminality and futuristic space technology works well, and Diana is very appealing as she takes her remarkable journey from up, to down, to up again, despite the struggles she faces staying on top. Sharp offers crisp, lucid, straightforward writing that keeps the reader turning pages.” – Publisher’s Weekly, via PW BookLife

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Hawthorne is here!

Bran and Mara’s adventures in Elfhame continue!  Now available at Amazon:

In the shadowed land of the Dark Elves, a hero must risk losing everything…

Prince Brannilon Luthinor and his mortal bride, Mara Geary, have returned to the Hawthorne Court, but despite winning the war against the Void, their own personal struggles are just beginning. Shards of the Void remain in the realm, and Bran must hunt them down, leaving Mara to face the poisonous intrigues of the court alone. She soon discovers that the fate of Elfhame is far more precarious than she first believed. While she grapples with mastering her own magic, and the depth of her feelings for her enigmatic husband, Bran chases down the enemy – but his foe has grown more cunning than he ever imagined.

As treacherous schemes and dire enemies close in around the couple, they must learn to trust the power of their magic and their hearts… before both their worlds are lost forever.

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Faerie Swap

Now available! FAERIE SWAP: A Feyland Duet

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Stolen away by the faeries…

Two parallel tales of a changeling’s adventures in the real world and a boy’s experience in the treacherous and magical Dark Court of the Faerie Realm. Making unexpected allies along the way, will either of them be rescued, or will Korrigan and The Bug be forced to dwell forever in a world not their own?

Includes How to Babysit a Changeling and The Bug in the Dark Court, plus REAL CHALLENGE: A Spark Jaxley Adventure
Sometimes, the true challenge isn’t what you think…

Top-rated gamer Spark Jaxley has made it to the World Championships, ready to give the competition her all. The stakes are high, the gaming is fierce, and her entire future is riding on the outcome. In the end, will she make the right choice?

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Get your Game On!

np41What happens when gaming is your life? Explore the fast-paced world of GameLit in these ten stories by bestselling, award-winning authors. Gain levels! Win fat loot! And hang on as these tales take you everywhere from a grim dystopian world to a fantasy landscape where nothing is quite as it seems… Includes a BRAND NEW story from me featuring your favorite gamer girl, Spark!

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True.love – NYT bestselling author Alethea Kontis
In this futuristic retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a gamer hacktivist tries to take down the world’s largest matchmaking site…and stumbles on a side quest he never bargained for.

Husk – Stephen Landry
Adventure, excitement, the never ending thrill of discovering new worlds in an ever expanding sci-fi setting. All fun and games until you find yourself crashing with a bout of amnesia on an unknown alien world with no escape, and mystery down every corridor.

Battle Mage – USA Today bestselling author Pauline Creeden
Can a clan master control a player both in and out of the game? Jordan Park loves the sub-levels in his favorite game, Battle Mage. But when he sees someone important from his past suddenly show up in the game, he wonders if she is there because of her own choices, or if she’s controlled by someone else. The only way he can discover the truth is by fighting a battle highly stacked against him.

The Anchoring – USA Today bestselling author Alexia Purdy
In a futuristic America, a sixteen-year-old hacker turned Robin Hood, Tatiana Miramar, has lived her entire life in a wheelchair. She awaits the possibility of winning a lucrative lottery for a functioning body. After meeting a captivating stranger in the addictive, online virtual game called Red Herring, she’s given the chance to change her life for a steep price.

Level Ten – Danielle Annett
Trapped inside the Helix, Serina is forced to complete thirteen levels to win her freedom. If she loses, any chance of seeing her family again is lost, her life forfeit to the game – but can she overcome the unbeatable odds?

Tales of Inadon 1: The Disc – Avril Sabine, Storm Petersen and Rhys Petersen
When all actions have repercussions, it isn’t really a game… Carissa has felt lost since the death of her mother. Learning about the Guardians Of The Round Table and Inadon has her alternating between hope and disbelief. Dark forces, a role-playing game style world, magic and being able to make a difference. No wonder she can’t quite bring herself to believe it’s real.

What’s in a Username? – Angel Leya
When gamer girls Maddy and best friend Amber run into Maddy’s crush while playing the hot new MMORPG, Power, Maddy decides hiding behind her guy Avatar is the perfect way to get close to said crush–without all the stupid awkwardness that usually ties her tongue and unties her shoelaces. But when she suspects her best friend has eyes for the same guy, their gaming suffers… and there’s more at stake in the MMORPG than anyone realizes.

Loxley – Sarra Cannon
In a dystopian world where citizens log into The Realm online to escape from their dark reality, one hacker fights to make a difference as she goes in search of a rare artifact.

Shade and the Secrets of Summer Camp – USA Today bestselling author Marilyn Peake
Shade and her best friend Kai attend summer school before starting their freshman year at a college for magically gifted students. Shade is a Ghost Whisperer, with an ability to help ghosts move into the afterlife. When she is contacted by a ghost within a virtual reality game, summer camp stops being fun and games, and turns instead into something deadly serious.

Real Challenge – USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp
Sometimes, the true challenge isn’t what you think… Top-rated gamer Spark Jaxley has made it to the World Championships, ready to give the competition her all. The stakes are high, the gaming is fierce, and her entire future is riding on the outcome. In the end, will she make the right choice?

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Escape to Feyland – for free!

First adventure new*Now is the perfect time to start the USA Today bestselling Feyland series*

You can scoop up your copy of The First Adventure, the free prequel novella to Feyland, at the following retailers, or read it online HERE on my website. Enjoy!

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High-tech gaming and ancient magic collide when a computer game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie.

Jennet Carter never thought hacking into her dad’s new epic-fantasy sim-game would be so exciting… or dangerous. Behind the interface, dark forces lie in wait, leading her toward a battle that will test her to her limits and cost her more than she ever imagined.

*SELECT REVIEWS*

“This was an extremely well-written, fast-moving short story that leads perfectly into the first book of the Feyland series. I’d already read book 1, and this prequel enhanced it for me. The descriptions are vivid and the Fey world is so interesting. Also just love the whole idea of a video game being a sort of portal to another world. My teen sons also love this series, so I think it has wide appeal” -Amazon Customer: Romance-ish Reader

“I loved this prequel to the Feyland series, as it reminded me of those girl’s adventure stories into fae borderlands that I read as a pre-teen, but with an upgrade for modern girls. Ms. Sharp’s writing is crisp and moves the story along and her descriptions are such that I could clearly see and smell the rich colors and odors of the faerie realm. This first dip into Jen’s adventures is a delicious intro to what promises to be a complex series. Looking forward to purchases the rest” – Amazon Customer: Dina Keratsis

“This was a detailed well written world of the fae. With an entirely new spin on the fae mythology. The author manages to spin computer tech with a epic fantasy environment that is commendable. Highly recommend this fast paced action adventure!”- Amazon Customer: Future Slayer Girl (aka: kitten)

The First Adventure is 15,000 words (65 pages).

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Blast Off to SF Faerie Tales

Once Star final cover*Grab this fabulous collection for just $2.99!*

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From the bestselling authors of the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies, the next fabulous volume is here! Revisit your favorite faerie tales, masterfully retold in science fiction settings with delightful, and sometimes chilling, twists. What if the Twelve Dancing Princesses were undead clones? What if the witch in Hansel and Gretel was an AI-sentient house? Are you ready for the Three Little Pigs… in space?

These fourteen tales will entertain and inspire you, and you’ll never see your favorite faerie tales quite the same way again. Grab your copy of Once Upon A Star, and don’t forget the other anthologies – Once Upon A Curse, Once Upon A Kiss, and Once Upon A Quest – for more magical retellings!

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