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~ Coming Soon ~

A new story in the next Valdemar anthology, another Darkwood novel, and some fun anthologies ahead. Stay tuned!

~ Out Now ~


Darkwood mashup setInto The Darkwood (July 2020) – Escape into the mystical land of the Dark Elves in this three book boxed set packed with adventure, romance, and magic. Includes Elfhame, Hawthorne, and Raine.



515ydauz5klOf Fables and Fae (July 1, 2020) – The Fae can be tricky creatures. Will you be fooled by the glamour and magic? With more than 700 pages of captivating fiction, you’ll be enchanted by fairy queens, surrounded by pixies, ride alongside creatures to lands unknown, and fear whether each new Fae you meet is friend or foe.



ModernTales_FCoffee & Change (June 1, 2020) – Five modern short tales with a speculative twist… Includes No Free Lunch, Virtual Hero, Grounds for Dismissal, Real Challenge, and Ice in D Minor.




51h-9niuwbl._sy346_Raine (April 2020)– Book 3 in the Darkwood Chronicles, continuing the adventures of Mara and Bran, and Anneth! Return to the magic, mystery, and romance of Elfhame in this lush and exciting adventure.




51trhr-2slRise and Rescue (March 10) – A GameLit anthology published to raise awareness and donations for WIRES, an Australian organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Australian wildlife. From LitRPG, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and everything in between we hope the tales we’ve collected will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, just like the feeling you’ll get from supporting this amazing project. Includes Real Challenge – A Spark Jaxley story 


Mermaidia (March 1,2020) – Love mermaids and all creatures aquatic? This limited-time anthology is just for you! You’ll be enchanted by sirens, dive the depths with a mermaid, and fear whether the sea witch is friend or foe. Includes Anthea’s award-winning novella The Sea King’s Daughter.



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Once Upon a Ghost (February 2020) – The next book in the award-winning Once Upon Anthology series, featuring spooky retellings of classic tales from twenty bestselling authors!




star_ebookStar Compass (December 2019) Oliver Twist meets Firefly in this steampunk novel of a mathematically gifted orphan’s journey from the slums to the stars.


Seasons coverSeasons: All New Tales of Valdemar (November 26, 2019) – With all-new stories set in Mercedes Lackey’s world of Velgarth, Seasons features Anthea’s tale “The Gift of Love” where a young Bardic Trainee must come to grips with the past that haunts him.


51ikarobxrlHawthorne (August 20, 2019) – Bran and Mara’s adventures from Elfhame continue. Danger, romance and court intrigue await!


swap_ebookFaerie Swap: A Feyland Duet (August 2019) -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…

np41Game On! (May 2019) – What 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!

perfumeThe Perfect Perfume and Other Tales: Six Victorian Twists (February 18, 2019) – A collection of tales set in a re-imagined Victorian era. Steampunk, magic, and more!



Once Star final coverOnce Upon a Star (February 18, 2019) – Fifteen fairytale retellings from bestselling authors – each with a fantastic SF twist! What if the 12 Dancing Princesses were clones? How about Three Little Pigs… in space! This all new anthology promises to take you out of this world…



Gamer Chronicles coverThe Gamer Chronicles (February 2019) – Let the games begin! Roll the dice, choose your avatar, strap on your virtual reality goggles, and get ready for the ride of your life.

In Anthea’s story, Virtual Hero, a gamer caught in a deadly situation has to use his in-game skills to try and save the d


~2018 Releases~

51slvk11a5l-_sx311_bo1204203200_Choices: All New Tales of Valdemar (Nov 27, 2018) – A new short story set in Mercedes Lackey’s world of Valdemar. Continue following Tarek and Shandara’s story!




Feyland Tales promoFeyland Tales Volume 1 (November 2018) – A brand new anthology of short stories set in the world of Feyland, by 11 award-winning and bestselling authors. Don’t miss this fantastic collection! Includes The Bug in the Dark Court, a never-before-published tale from Anthea.



51wqgygpfmlThe Sea King’s Daughter: A Celtic Little Mermaid Retelling (November 2018)  Deep beneath the Irish Sea lies a kingdom beyond mortal men’s imagining… Until one day a fisherman finds a beautiful maiden washed ashore. She cannot speak to him in any voice, though her yearning shines from her eyes. But with forces of land and sea arrayed between them, will they ever find their happy ending? *Winner of the International Digital Awards for Best YA short story, The Sea King’s Daughter is a short tale of around 45 pages)

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Fiction River: Pulse Pounders- Countdown (September 2018) – Edited by Kevin J. Anderson, this anthology features over a dozen gripping tales of time running out. Enjoy a Steampunk adventure in Anthea’s new story “The Airship Adventures of Captain Jane Fury.”



GameLit expansion packGameLit Expansion Pack (June 2018) – Strap on your VR visors and dive into this epic GameLit (Gaming Literature) collection that will immerse you in several exclusive in-game expansion stories by a handful of talented authors, including USA Today Bestselling authors Anthea Sharp and Brian D. Anderson!

Modern MagicModern Magic (May 2018) – A selection of fabulous Urban Fantasy stories, brought to you by Fantasy Bridge.


Different HeroA Different Kind of Hero (April 2018) – From sweeping kingdoms to modern cities, a different kind of hero emerges. This hero must contend with dastardly villains, nefarious plots, and a harsher reality: disability. This collection includes Difficulty: Unlimited, a brand new Feyland story!



3d 6 booksGame Masters v2.0 – Level Up (March 2018) – Crave more stories like READY PLAYER ONE, Jumanji, and Sword Art Online? Dive into these immersive gaming-inspired novels from six trailblazing authors of litRPG/GameLit. Your adventure awaits!


once upon a questOnce Upon a Quest (February 2018) – An anthology from top urban fantasy authors featuring adventurous retellings of classic fairy tales.




Comets and corsetsComets and Corsets (January 2018) – Steampunk with an intergalactic twist! Enter a fantastical world filled with alien spacecraft and Victorian sensibilities, formal balls and travel to the stars.




wicked magic coverWicked Magic (January 2018) – six novels of fantasy, magic, and romance, including Elfhame.  (This collection is no longer available.)

~ 2017 Releases ~

pathwaysPathways (December 2017)  – The eleventh anthology of short stories set in Mercedes Lackey’s beloved Valdemar universe features stories by debut and established authors and a brand-new story from Lackey herself.




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Midwinter Fae (December 2017)  – This collection includes nineteen tales of faeries and magic at Midwinter. Features Anthea’s story Passage.




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Pocket Full of Ashes in Fiction River: Superpowers (November 2017)  – A tale set in an alternate Victorian England, where a lowly street urchin discovers a talent for starting fires.



In The LairIn The Lair (November 2017)  – Fantasy Bridge is thrilled to present its first collection from bestselling authors and newly emerging writers. These stories transport you to new and wondrous worlds. Features Anthea’s Feyland story Goblin in Love.




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Catalysts, Explorers, & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction (November 2017)  This anthology features stories about protagonists with agency who save lives, explore strange new worlds, prove their mettle, and voyage toward self-discovery. Curated by Museum of Science Fiction staff under the direction of lead editor Monica Louzon, this take-home exhibit is meant to be savored and shared.



Fiction River: Feel The Fear (September 2017) features Anthea’s harrowing Victorian tale The Visit!



orphansOrphans in the Black (June) will feature all new, original SF short stories in top writers in the field, Anthea’s story will explore a new corner of the Victoria Eternal universe.



futuristicaanthology2_digital_largeA Splendid Wedding in Futuristica Volume 2 (May)  – This Victoria Eternal Story features a wedding in space.




no-humans-allowedGoblin in Love in Fiction River: No Humans Allowed (April) – Featuring a new tale set in the world of Feyland – a goblin falls in love, and must pay the price…





 The Sea King’s Daughter in Once Upon a Kiss (February 1st) –  An anthology from top urban fantasy authors featuring romantic retellings of classic fairy tales. Anthea’s contribution is a re-imagining of The Little Mermaid, with a Feyland twist.


tavern-tales Grounds for Dismissal in Fiction River: Tavern Tales (January) – Featuring a modern, non-magical story of coffee gone awry~




music_ebookTales of Music and Magic (January 2017) – A collection of short stories featuring music, magic and the intersections between them.


~ 2016 Releases ~


The Feyland Series Omnibus (November 2016) 

Includes the complete Feyland Trilogy, the 3 Feyguard books, and *all* the bonus novellas and related short stories! (Note: Due to pricing restrictions, this collection will not be available on Amazon.)

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Lady Elizabeth’s Betrothal Ball in Fiction River: Last Stand (November 2016) – Fiction River’s Last Stand is a collection of stories depicting the final stands taken by different heroes in difficult scenarios. Lady Elizabeth’s story is a steampunk tale of a young lady’s strength and final defiance.



The Unwanted Gift in this year’s TEMPEST Valdemar anthology from DAW, December 2016.





Brea’s Tale (November 2016)
A Feyguard novella. Discover more about Brea’s mysterious past, and her various adventures in the Realm of Faerie and the human world.

This title falls in between Spark and Royal in the Feyguard series~


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The Clockwork Harp in Fiction River: Haunted (September 2016)A spooky steampunk retelling of the Cruel Sister ballad in this ghostly anthology, just in time for Halloween!



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One More Star, Shining, a Victoria Eternal story, is now out in Beyond The Stars: At Galaxy’s Edge (August 2016). A dozen science fiction writers, including NYT and USA Today bestselling authors, offer remarkable tales in this third collection of space opera stories presented under the Beyond the Stars banner. These twelve stories showcase strange new worlds, alien life forms, and deep space battles. Come with us to where the legends are born… at galaxy’s edge.

Waterborne in the Shapeshifter Chronicles (July 2016) – Shapeshifters. Beings with the ability to change their physical form or manifestation. From legendary humans who transform under the light of a full moon, to the horrific mimicry of The Thing, to the mimetic metal of The Terminator’s T-1000 Terminator, such embody the mystery of the unknown.
This collection includes Brea’s origin story!

The Faerie Invasion in Fiction River: Visions of the Apocalypse FR-Visions-of-the-Apolcalypse-ebook-cover-web1(July 2016) -These stories explore the end of the world. Included in this anthology is a dark alt- Feyland tale that asks: What if the faeries win?




Chronicle Worlds: Feyland (June 2016) – Twelve leading speculative fiction authors present standalone stories set in the imaginative world created by USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp, where the gateway to the very real realm of faerie is an immersive, virtual reality computer game, Feyland. Discover Feyland. Discover Chronicle Worlds.


51rb4bppb9lPassage Out in Star Rebels (June 2016) – Meet eleven protagonists battling to save themselves and the ones they love. Human, cyborg, clone, or alien, they’ll find themselves pitted against intergalactic crime bosses, interstellar mercenaries, a quantum-wave-riding collective mind, and the universe itself. Along the way, there’s plenty of action, adventure, humor, and even some romance.


ELFHElfhame (June 2016) – Deep in the Darkwood, a mystic portal awaits…

A fantasy romance introducing a new realm inhabited by Dark Elves, and the mortal girl who holds the fate of their world in her hands. Part of the exciting new Skeleton Key project! Find out more at

Fae Horse in Once Upon A Curse (May 2016) – 17 magical Once_Upon_a_Curse Final_smallstories from bestselling and award-winning authors that will entice you to the darker side of faerie tales. More Grimm than Disney, in this collection you’ll find twists on Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstilstskin, The Snow Queen, Cinderella, and more, plus new tales paying homage to the old traditions. Shadows cannot exist without light, however, and you’ll find enough happily-ever-afters to lift your spirits in this anthology full of adventure, dark powers, and ultimately the enduring power of true love.

stars and steamStars & Steam: Five Victorian Spacepunk Stories (May 2016) – Steampunk with an intergalactic twist! Enter a fantastical world filled with alien spacecraft and Victorian sensibilities, formal balls and travel to the stars. What if aliens had landed on the Buckingham Palace lawns in 1850 and presented Queen Victoria with a world-changing offer? Explore this alternate world in five tales filled with ball gowns and nano-tech, steam power and aliens, and the timeless nature of the human heart.


Feyguard Boxed Set (March 2016)
A collection of the first three Feyguard books, Spark, Royal and Marny, plus two bonus short stories – Brea’s Tale: Arrival and Trinket!



SevenAgainst_v3 Seven Against the Dark (February 2016) – A multi-author ebook bundle of seven fabulous urban fantasy first-in-series books. Feyland: The Dark Realm joins this fantastic line up! FREE at all retailers~




Passage Out in Starbound (February 2016)  -an anthology of Science Fiction short stories by bestselling authors. Get ready for Victorian Spacepunk with the short tale Passage Out. Street rat Diana Smythe has long since given up her hopes of escaping Earth, but that doesn’t mean she can’t watch the ships fly in and out of the spaceport, and dream.

*This limited-time collection is no longer for sale 

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Guinevere’s Guest (February 2016) – part of the Uncollected Anthology: Happily Ever Afters. Guinevere Gaunt (Gwen to her friends) is one of the last humans to carry the blood of the old bards. Half-trained and barely making a living playing the Celtic harp, she can’t afford to turn down her latest wedding gig, even though it means returning to the treacherous Fae Realm…

~2015 Releases~

FR16-Hidden-in-Crime-ebook-cover-lighter-web1The Harper’s Escape in Fiction River: Hidden in Crime (December) Anthea’s tale in this collection of historical crimes concerns a harper who must flee for her life in Elizabethan Ireland. A little sad, a touch mystical.



The Quiet Gift in Crucible: All-new Tales of Valdemar (December 1) – A collection of short fiction set in Mercedes Lackey’s world of Valdemar. The Quiet Gift, Anthea’s contribution to the anthology, is set in the Collegium, where a young woman with Bardic Talent must learn to accept her gift as it comes.



Tales of Feyland and Faerie (November 2015)

A collection of eight tales of fae magic and adventure spanning the centuries from Ancient Ireland to a near-distant future. Includes an all-new, exclusive story! Approx. 260 pages~



MARNY: Feyguard Book 3 (October 10, 2015)

Marny goes off to the big city, but discovers there’s no escape from the magic of Feyland.




Ice in D Minor in Timberland Writes Together (October 2015)
Anthea’s science fantasy story Ice in D Minor appears in this anthology of optimistic stories featuring fifteen local southwest Washington authors.




Brea’s Tale: Arrival in Nightshade (September 2015)

Nightshade – 17 short stories from some of today’s top Urban Fantasy and Paranormal authors. Brea’s Tale: Arrival chronicles the first experiences of a faerie girl in the mortal realm.


alt historyThe Sun Never Sets in Alt History 101 (July 31)

 In Alt.History 101, thirteen top speculative fiction authors re-imagine the world. Are you ready? Check out Anthea’s short story about what happens when aliens land on the lawns of Buckingham Palace and propose a very unusual bargain to Queen Victoria!

How to Babysit a Changeling (June 21)

When a mortal boy is exchanged for a hideous faerie creature, Marny Fanalua steps up to help her friends in their battle against the Dark Court. (70 page Feyland novella)


sparkbundle-sharp-ebookwebSPARK! (May 2015)
A collection of fabulous first-in-series books from the Seven Sparks author collective. Adventurous, fantastical, romantic stories with strong heroines and plenty of action: Seven Sparks books are all compelling reads without explicit descriptions or swearing, making these books perfect for younger YA readers or anyone in the mood for a fantastical adventure! 

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How to Babysit a Changeling in FAERY TALES (May 2015)
An anthology of tales dealing with mortals and fae, including a the brand-new Feyland novella How to Babysit a Changeling.



FR-Alchemy-Steam-ebook-cover-194x300The Perfect Perfume in Fiction River: Alchemy & Steam (May 2015)

A fun short Steampunk tale, with Victorian alt history and alchemy, is included in this terrific collection edited by Kerrie Hughes.




No Free Lunch in Fiction River: Risk Takers (February 28)

A Twilight Zone-esque short story in this fabulous anthology edited by Dean Wesley Smith.

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