Title: Nora's Curse - A Novel / Marcus Starr
Nora, a young Canadian woman living in danger in Boston, is about to cross paths with the city's mysterious serial killer when she's suddenly hit with a highly unusual curse that threatens to forever change her life and lend new meaning to the old adage 'Be careful what you wish for...' “A certain Bestseller filled with horror, violence, humor, sex, drugs and rock n' roll."
- I. Murderman, author, Creep
More Praise for Nora’s Curse: Marcus Starr's debut novel is a tour de force! Full of interesting characters, delightfully unexpected songs, and a storyline that will keep you reading to find out what happens next. I'm looking forward to reading more from this talented new author!
- Jordan Grupe, author, Beneath the Asylum
“Nora, a comely Canadian bartender plying her trade in Boston, is grappling with personal issues when a stalker killer inflicts terror on the American city she’s come to love. As the killer draws ever closer, things take an unexpected turn for the worst when Nora is suddenly hit with a debilitating supernatural curse that gives new meaning to the old adage: Be careful what you wish for. Intriguing and thought-provoking, steeped in horror and humor, this is a truly captivating debut novel by Marcus Starr – and it’s a superb must-read.”
- Michael B. Davie, author, The Late Man
Lost, Impermanence, Bittersweet, Caring
Dr. Ian Prattis
Title: Four Phases / Dr. Ian Prattis
“This book raises the fundamental issues of peace, climate change, Coronavirus pandemic, respect for nature, and the survival of our species deserves public attention. Ian Prattis, retired anthropology professor in Canada's capital Ottawa, Guru in India, Zen teacher, Founder of Friends of Peace, and award winning author attempts just that. He does it by combining nonfiction with poetry (an innovation in itself), shows us how to set a moral example to our children, uses metaphors of kindness to make good things happen spontaneously…"
- Professor Koozma J. Tarasoff
More Praise for Four Phases: “Ian Prattis' new book FOUR PHASES: Lost, Impermanence, Bittersweet, Caring, explores planetary and environmental issues we have ignored, abused and disconnected with. It may be a soft voice in most parts, but it is incisive, a "scalpel of poetic musings" that probes the consequences of our actions towards nature, the planet, the legacy we are leaving behind...”
- Shobha Gallagher, Freelance Writer
“Dr. Ian Prattis's words light the soul and warm the heart... All need to read his words.”
- Dr. Kimberly Brayman, Licensed Psychologist
A Forest Without Trees
The year is 2640, a scattered group of families, labelled the Seds by the Federation, live in hiding while many of their offspring are imprisoned within the Boost Academy. Tara, a fierce-spirited young brown woman, is among those held in the grade F Training compound. She has been hiding the truth about her extra cerebral abilities since she was trapped inside the perimeter shield six years before. She comes from the outside where humans evolved without chips and continued to thrive among nature since the time of the Great Unrest (what would be considered present-day late-stage capitalism). Faced with the fear of her ability being discovered, Tara will stop at nothing to escape from the Federation and reunite with her mother...
Title: A Forest Without Trees - A Novel
Praise for A Forest Without Trees:
“A Forest Without Trees takes you deep inside a disturbing reality pitting a small group of rebels against powerful sinister forces that take over the minds of others, intercepting thoughts and planting false memories as they exert terrifying, destructive control. It’s an epic power struggle with the survival of humanity, the environment and the world itself at risk. This is science fiction-fantasy writing at its finest – a compelling must-read!” - Michael B. Davie, author, The Late Man
“The world JP Solanki-Davie has imagined... is disarming and emboldening to anyone who wonders about the divisions that we humans create and suffer for. Her depth of understanding of what makes people fight for hope or impose and weave sinister order out of fear, necessarily arrests you as a reader, and makes you think... Her work conjures ideas of dystopia and utopia but goes way beyond that… beneath any contemporary narrative... about the state of the planet as we know it, is a sense of optimism in the power and potential of the human spirit to be better... a must-read for anyone who cares for the complexity of ecosystems, who wonders show we might be, who desires an intelligent departure into another way of seeing. It’s fiction that carries weight beyond its finely crafted words.” - Aliya Mughal, author of an upcoming collection of essays, is a nonfiction writer whose work has been published in The Learned Pig, NERC’s Planet Earth magazine, The Idler, the Partially Examined Life and the London Literary Review.
Escape from the Asylum
Detective Franklin Reynard awakes one morning to find his partner missing and a murderer is on the loose. The suspect is an escaped mental patient with a violent history, who has vanished, taking a young boy with her as a hostage. As the mystery deepens, Reynard is drawn into a terrifying labyrinth of darkness beneath the local asylum. Something tells him the answer he seeks lies beneath the infamous 150-year-old mental hospital, but he'll need help to uncover the answers…
Praise for Escape from the Asylum:
"Jordan Grupe once again drags readers into a vivid nightmare where there is no way out with his second novel, Escape from the Asylum. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be trapped in a haunted mental asylum--first of all, what is wrong with you?--and second, Grupe's got the answer. Escape will have you hiding under the covers with a flashlight too scared to keep reading but even more afraid to stop. Don't sleep on this book because, after reading it, you might never sleep again."
-Travis Brown, author, House with 100 Doors
Title: Escape from the Asylum / Jordan Grupe
"Jordan Grupe is a master horror teller firing on all cylinders."
- Marcus Starr, Author, Nora's Curse
"From Jordan Grupe, author of the dark masterpiece Beneath the Asylum, comes his equally disturbing sequel Escape from the Asylum in which the destroyed mental institution “springs up like a poisonous mushroom,” restoring its sinister presence just as all memories – even news stories – of its prior existence are erased. It’s an insane, twisted trip down memory lane no one in their right mind would ever willingly take. This time, the dangers are more intense, the implications more macabre and the return visit more gut-wrenching – is there any way of stopping this horrifying history from repeating itself with even more tragic results?”
- Michael B, Davie, author, The Late Man
"Jordan Grupe weaves magic with his horror, building a world of nightmares that steals your attention and refuses to let go. Escape from the Asylum is more than just a good read - it's an unforgettable one."
- Jason Martin, author, Crooked Antlers
Captivating story of several medical professionals, discovering they are interconnected through the bonds formed in a past life. One bond between two psychiatrists is of a romantic nature and spans several incarnations - and further extends into a future reincarnation…
“A story of “uncovering,” Dragonfly Slayer’s characters’ past and present synchronicities are mindfully crafted layer by layer before revealing a surprising conclusion. In her distinctive passionate, vivid prose, Ms. Begovic skillfully blends the intellectual and emotional infused with a magical realism that both intrigues and excites the imagination—a rich, mythic journey well taken.”
- CK Page, author, Fabulistica
Title: Dragonfly Slayer - A Novel / Jana Begovic
Praise for Dragonfly Slayer:
“A chance meeting of scientist Weylin McLaughlin, and homeopathic shaman Keith Wilson becomes a catalyst for self-discovery while exploring the revelatory effects of a psychedelic drug. A former lover, Leandra, and a cancer patient, Annette, team up with them and travel across Ireland on a path… to past life regression, the permanence of love, and an ancient curse kept secret from the visible world. Begovic’s literary prose is poetic, accessible… the perfect genre-bending marriage of myth and medicine. Will the painful truths these characters discover restore health and rekindle a romance as immortal as Celtic lullabies sung on the green hills of an emerald paradise?” - Mark Antony Rossi, writer-host, Strength to Be Human podcast
“Weylin and others discover they share past incarnations after taking the psychedelic drug Jacacia. This drug provides pastlife regression therapy and a source of self-knowledge. The fire and enchantment of erotic sex between Weylin and Leandra contrast her attempts to remain faithful to her husband. The interlaced past lives also reveal a long-standing curse, which requires the help of a shaman to lift the spell. The rugged encounters are well written by the author. Jana Begovic skillfully creates a dark love story that burns through time. Excellent writing for a difficult prospect.” - Dr. Ian Prattis, author, Four Phases; New Planet, New World; Shattered Earth; Failsafe and many more
Musings on a Generation that Refuses to Go Quietly
Foreword by Douglas Coupland
“Rosa Harris has assembled a series of very thought-provoking apercus of her times and generation. They are all from different angles and none is ponderous or over-long. The result is a very pleasing, very easy, and often poignant, read.”
– Conrad Black
Title: Boomerville / Rosa Harris / 240 pages
“I’ve known Rosa Harris for 25 years, starting when she worked at a city magazine in Montreal. It was in the final few months before Generation X was published and there was no awareness in the culture that something, anything, might want to cleave away from the baby boomer’s stranglehold on all things generational… She’s one of the few boomers who is fully aware of just how annoying and self-absorbed her generation really is… fully aware of the historical forces that had to align to create the most… narcissistic birth cohort in the history of our planet, yet she can really tap into this awareness to create something sensitive and smile-inducing. I think you’ll enjoy this book.” (from the Foreword by Douglas Coupland, author, Generation X, and several other top international bestsellers)
“Rosa Harris, renowned national award-winning journalist, editor, talk show host and journalism professor, has crafted a collection of insightful, humorous and touching essays on the baby boomer generation that will leave you smiling, laughing and reminiscing on the times of your life. Baby boomers will see themselves in many of Rosa’s musings on the most amazing generation ever!”
– Michael B Davie, author Poetry for the Insane
All titles are available for immediate order and include many great fiction and non-fiction new and recent releases, all at low prices and good discounts. Featured titles include:
Wounded Healer – Surviving Childhood Trauma by Lee Lyttle: Recounts the Author’s efforts to cope with his own abuse and his journey to become an accredited professional healer of others who’ve experienced trauma.
No Sleep Tonight … “From Jordan Grupe, author of the gripping and terrifying novel Beneath the Asylum, comes the appropriately named No Sleep Tonight collection of scary short stories – the latest offering of terror for those yearning for a bout of wild-eyed insomnia.” - Michael B. Davie, author, The Late Man
Past, Present, Future – Stories that Haunt – the breakthrough 19th book by renowned award-winning author Dr. Ian Prattis offers a collection of compelling short stories. As he states: “I wrote PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE because I had to… I had a sense of reciprocity about what I feel is necessary to heal the world from climate emergency and pandemic.”
First Person Singular Vol. 3 – by Ross Ulysses Munroe – more thought-provoking and intriguing short stories.
Songline of the Heart – A Navigator’s Guide to Resurrecting Your Heart, Home and Habitat – by Shelley Darling, a professional Dowsing Master and speaker who synthesizes her knowledge of Emotional Integration, Heart Resonance and Feng Shui with Dowsing… a dynamic whole-systems model which speaks to Evolutionary Dowsing as a transformational journey whose vision is to restore personal power, prosperity aligned with purpose and planetary peace.
The Open Gate– by R. J. Keeler – “takes you through the open gates into a chaotic but splendid garden that leads into private and public spaces, outdoors, indoors and in your mind. Along the way, he captures the hidden magic of everyday life, the joys of small moments, the mysteries of life and death – a captivating journey filled with touches of humor and introspection – an absolutely terrific book.” - Michael B. Davie, author, Poetry for the Insane: The Full Mental
We also have Briar Rose And other Fairy Tales Darkly Revisited by Alyxandra Harvey the bestselling author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and hugely popular The Drake Chronicles vampire novels.
Plus, Connect with the Divine You – the compelling and inspiring story of author Tanya Penny, who overcame major illness by healing herself from within and now tours internationally sharing her expertise
Also, Mid-Rift – breakthrough novel by psychotherapist-author Rebecca Rosenblat, weaves insightful commentary on insecurities in a funny, endearing storyline. Sex in the City fans will love this book – and much more to choose from…
Nearly all of our featured titles are available in both softcover and also hardcover formats in librarian-friendly case laminate (cover image is imprinted onto the hardboard itself – no dust jackets to fiddle with and tape in plastic etc. – our hardcovers are good to go. No fuss, no muss).
No Sleep Tonight
Scary Short Stories
“Despite being a relatively new addition to the horror writing scene, Jordan Grupe has made a name for himself as an excellent storyteller. His ability to build characters and terrify readers is consistently impressive as he continues to produce high quality horror content. I have featured a few of his tales on my YouTube channel “Mr. Creeps” and the response has always been amazing!"
- Mr. Creeps (683,000-subscribers on YouTube)
“From Jordan Grupe, author of the gripping Beneath the Asylum, comes the appropriately named No Sleep Tonight collection of scary short stories – the latest offering of terror for those yearning for a bout of wild-eyed insomnia.” - Michael B. Davie, author, The Late Man
Title: No Sleep Tonight / Jordan Grupe
“Jordan has a knack for making the mundane menacing (I'll never look at garden gnomes the same way again). His stories are immersive, dragging the reader in kicking and screaming, with just enough humor to help wash down the absolute dread you experience when visiting his wicked worlds.”
- Travis Brown (Grand_Theft_Motto on Rededit No Sleep), author, House with One Hundred Doors
About the Author: Jordan Grupe is a Hamilton, Ontario-based author and artist, who has created more than 40 short stories, novelettes, and novellas.
His writings are often shared with a vast audience in the hundreds of thousands via the websites Reddit.com (under profile Jgrupe) and YouTube as well as author website: JordanGrupe.com.
The author and his works are also featured on an array of other websites, including amazon.com and other Amazon sites; the websites of other major books retailers and the publisher’s website: www.manor-house-publishing.com.
Beneath the Asylum was his first novel and it drew its inspiration from the author’s own experience as a security guard at a psychiatric hospital with a dilapidated, and reportedly haunted, old mansion on its grounds.
No Sleep Tonight continues the author’s tales of horror with his first collection of truly scary short stories.
First Person Singular Vol.3
More Very Short Stories of Wit & Wisdom
Ross Ulysses Munroe
There is a diamond — so clear, so transparent, unsullied by earthly matters and what matters not, which can only be apprehended by that which it reflects, a mirror without form. One that is cut so precisely, its edges are capable of rending mundane experience into ribbons, yielding the fleshy fruit that resides inside, yet remains unblemished. To look into any facet is to see unfolding phases of the moon, a kaleidoscope of change, of fabricated identifications. And the source of it all can be hunted by following the traces back to where they converge. So it is with the stories in my life, and in this book. – Ross Ulysses Munroe
Title: First Person Singular Vol. 3 Author: Ross Ulysses Munroe
Ross Ulysses Munroe is an award-winning creative talent, having served as Executive Editor and writer for a number of magazines and newspapers with his wife Virginia, a children's book, various screenplays, collections of short stories and more.
Currently serving on the Judging Panel with the Film for Peace Festival, Ross has produced and directed a number of story-driven jazz videos, hundreds of off the-wall TV commercials and a 35mm feature film.
He has received many dozens of awards around the world including Best of Show at the Bessies, Canada’s premier commercial award event of the year, as well as special recognition at the acclaimed NXNE Film Festival and The Hollywood Film Festival. Ross is known for his humor and incisive perspective on the human condition.
Ross' latest work is showcased in Volume 3 of his series, First Person Singular — a collection of short stories, essays, poems and insights certain to provoke and entertain.
From the sordid to the sublime, Ross' writing is primarily drawn from his personal experience, in a delightful and unconventional mix of irony and pathos.
For more information or to contact the Author, visit http://ShortStoryHeaven.com.
Past, Present, Future
Stories that Haunt
Dr. Ian Prattis
Past, Present, Future is a testament to the sacred interconnectedness and interdependence of humans, our community, nature, the elements and the animal kingdom. It is these relationships that enable us to survive, thrive, heal and grow. Yet there is an underlying message that these very relationships can become fragile and worn, if we become complacent and fail to nourish and tend to them. - Germaine De Peralta, Journalist / Reiki Master Teacher
Note from the Author: “I wrote PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE because I had to… I had a sense of reciprocity about what I feel is necessary to heal the world from climate emergency and pandemic. The chapters play their part throughout as a sort of call and response meter that leans on kinship and community rather than corporate greed. The chapters become as seeds in the mind of the reader, so my work cannot be buried or lost. There is a strong emphasis on Indigenous Wisdom that pulls chapters together while displaying how easy it is to fall into destruction.” – Dr. Ian Prattis
Title: Past, Present, Future / Dr. Ian Prattis
About the Author: Poet, Global Traveler, Founder of Friends for Peace, Guru in India, Zen teacher and Spiritual Warrior for planetary care, peace and social justice, Dr. Ian Prattis presently lives in Ottawa, Canada and encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the planet may be renewed by local and global acts of good will happening spontaneously.
Dr. Prattis is Professor Emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and is an award-winning author of 18 books. Recent awards include the Gold Medal from the eLit Excellence Awards in 2019 and again in 2020 (for Shattered Earth); Gold for Redemption at the 2015 Florida Book Festival, 2015 Quill Award from Focus on Women Magazine for Trailing Sky Six Feathers and Silver for Environment from the 2014 Living Now Literary Awards for Failsafe; Saving the Earth From Ourselves
Songline of the Heart
A Navigator’s Guide to Resurrecting
Your Heart, Home and Habitat
“Traveling internationally for the past 12 years as a professional Dowsing master and speaker, Shelley synthesizes her knowledge of Emotional Integration, Heart Resonance and Feng Shui with Dowsing, which evokes an energetic “quickening” in the field, uplifting the home, land, and business environment.
Shelley’s dedication to Love as a practical pathway, combined with her understanding of Ancient Wisdom and Conscious Evolution, delivers a dynamic whole-systems model which speaks to Evolutionary Dowsing as a transformational journey whose vision is to restore personal power, prosperity aligned with purpose and planetary peace.
Title: Songline of the Heart / Author: Shelley Darling / 300 pages
“It takes great courage to step into the unknown and unseen, to follow the pull of dowsing rods that say things are not as they seem. And to follow through to see where forces that defy the known and accepted may lead… Shelley has opened fascinating pathways into that ancient realm of mystery. Now it is open to you to explore too.” - Barry Brailsford, author of Song of the Old Tides
From the Author: Dowsing came into my life serendipitously, seemingly out of left field. As I dowsed my clients’ homes, I found myself in complete awe of how quickly my clients themselves evolved. They became enthusiastic and developed profound confidence and trust in their personal internal guidance systems, often in ways that had previously seemed unimaginable to them.
Through dowsing, I began to experience a more powerful connection with the voice of the land. Each dowsing seemed to support an empowered awareness of the land with a conscious recognition of one's personal power and appropriated guardianship of the land by the Ancestors.
The personal transmissions that occur through each dowsing deliver messages to the individual and their families, awakening and renewing their relationships with each other, while simultaneously restoring and harmonizing the energy of the land. My experience has continued to support these findings, with the strength and conviction of a power and unfolding wisdom…”
- Shelley Darling
The Open Gate
“R. J. Keeler takes you through the open gates into a chaotic but splendid garden that leads into private and public spaces, outdoors, indoors and in your mind. Along the way, he captures the hidden magic of everyday life, the joys of small moments, the mysteries of life and death – a captivating journey filled with touches of humor and introspection – an absolutely terrific book.” - Michael B. Davie, author, Poetry for the Insane: The Full Mental
Title: The Open Gate / R.J. Keeler / 132 pages
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-988058-70-0 $19.95 U.S.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-988058-75-7 $39.95 U.S.
($24.95 CDN softcover / $39.95 CDN hardcover)
Fiction: Poetry and Poetic Short Stories (132 pages)
Available from Ingram / Gazelle / other distributors
R. J. (Robert) Keeler started writing poetry in the early 1970’s under the direction of Guy Owen. His poetry is a rich collage of disjunctive metaphors that travel through the structure of science and technology, the nonsense of politics, and the mystery of love, life, and death.
Intelligence, humor, and vulnerability are showcased in a powerful mélange of subject matter and integrated details, an engaging collage that elaborates and extends the wind-ruffed surface of everyday thoughts, takes a deep dive beyond the ordinary, and then returns to a distant shore.
And other Fairy Tales Darkly Revisited
“Think you know the classic fairy tales of yore? You’re about to encounter some unexpectedly dark, intriguing passages revealed by Alyxandra Harvey, the bestselling author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and hugely popular The Drake Chronicles vampire novels. Briar Rose, a collection of superbly crafted epic poem-short stories, revisits familiar tales from antiquity to open up new mystical realms of strange, unsettling possibilities and surprises. One thing is for certain – you’ll never, ever look at classic fairy tales the same way again…” - Michael B Davie, author, Poetry for the Insane: The Full Mental
Title: Briar Rose / Author: Alyxandra Harvey
“Fairy tales didn’t begin as children’s stories. They were originally oral folktales thought to belong to the ‘peasant’ class, until the literary salons of the 17th Century adopted them as their own. They have been retold countless times and hundreds of years later they still resonate. They are a guide through the dark woods of life and a conversation with our mythic selves… Take another look: The witch, the wolf and the wonder await.” – Alyxandra Harvey bestselling author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and The Drake Chronicles vampire novels
About the Author
Alyxandra Harvey lives in an old Victorian stone house with her husband, dogs, and a few friendly ghosts. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true, except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream. She also likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and books.
Audience: The bestselling author’s legions of fans that eagerly embrace her bestselling novels and outstanding titles, now including, Briar Rose and Other Fairy Tales Darkly Revisited!
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