Idles of March

      Quintin Fortune / Humor
Idles of March

It's a slow day at the Office. Time to see how the Heroes pass time.“Goodmans Hotel”, a full length novel, is a gay love story set in 1990s London. Mark, a City high-flyer, is irresistibly attracted to Tom, a manual worker from a tough neighbourhood. Both men have been marked by past ordeals.Conflict between powerful cabals in the City firm causes Mark to leave, with a generous pay off. Tom’s boss, Andrew, a determinedly independent small businessman, convinces him he should put all his resources into setting up a gay guest house, the ‘Goodmans Hotel’ of the title. There he hopes for release from the heartlessly competitive norms of his old working life.He takes in an eighteen year old runaway, Darren, who is escaping from his parents’ religious bigotry. Mark comes to think of Tom, Darren and Andrew as his ‘family’. A crisis forces Mark and Tom apart, until eventually the family are reconciled and reunited in the final chapter, their understanding of life deepened by the challenges they have faced.
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    Busy Work

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
Busy Work

See what the Heroes do when they're not saving the world. Jill and Kiri investigate a haunted mansion, while Deadguy and Valkadaidan deal with a murderous flaming foe.(Careers, entrepreneurship) “Masterful … An immensely appealing book because of its readable style … and its realistic but soft Asian-style illustrations.” – Crystie Cook, poet. Selected by Vermont’s Office of Treasurer for financial literacy curriculum. A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help others and make money; comes with ideas for businesses; job ideas; money-making activities; and online resources on finding customers, managing money, career success, and moving up in an organization (for kids ages 4 and up). Young children will be captivated by the story; older ones will want to apply the things they learn. Teach someone to fish. This how-to book on the value of work bridges the gap between what kids learn in school about jobs, careers, small business, finance, economics, and what they should know (how to serve others). 530 words in dyslexic-friendly font by former Silicon Valley recruiter and award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (Mini-mysteries for Minors [multicultural/bilingual series]), illustrations by Yaniv Cahoua and Karl Beckstrand.26-page, 8.5"x 8.5" hard or soft cover business picture book on money and saving--also an ebook--with Chinese boy and red panda, Premio Publishing & Gozo Books Sept. 2017 (see online career/money resources: ChildrenEarn.com, worldwide rights © July 2017) PremioBooks, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Follett, Ingram, and select retailers. LCCN: 2016949820, JUV009090, JUV006000, JUV012060, JUV039220, JUV030020, JUV063000, BUS025000, BUS012010, BUS060000, BUS019000, BUS075000, BUS048000, BUS029000, eISBN: 978-1370287222, paper ISBN: 978-1536889864, hard cover ISBN: 978-0985398811
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    Venatores Mali: Aria

      Quintin Fortune / Fantasy / Horror
Venatores Mali: Aria

In this new limited series, you will be exposed to the darker side of New Tao and the group that fight against it. This first book is about the mysterious Lady Grey and her dealings with vampires.Rebel Vanity is a 17 year-old teen who suffers years of abuse. When her step-mom sells her to a gang, she falls for the leader. Will she get hurt? Only time can tell.
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    Being Human

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
Being Human

The Heroes face off against a new, seemingly indestructible foe while mentoring the mysterious Jim.A scandalous moment of surrender to Marcus Fairweather, Earl of Sheldon and May Thorne is riddled with guilt: all despite the fact her debauched husband’s passions are sated anywhere but in the marital bed. Worse, when Squire Thorne is brutally murdered, her legacy is determined by a clause in her late husband’s will. Thus wedlock to his lawyer, a man of zealous moral and religious bent is utterly abhorrent to her. Nonetheless, the lawyer is of mind to enact the clause in haste, and his ardent advances are somewhat intense and unsettling. But who shot Squire Thorne poses a mystery – the lawyer, the earl, or a strange intruder who steals nothing? In the aftermath of death a long-held family secret is finally revealed, and when a shadowy figure looms in her moonlit bedchamber, she fears the outcome...
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    To The Nines

      Quintin Fortune / Fantasy / Actions & Adventure
To The Nines

Lilith needs Our Hero's help to hunt down and recapture the Bound Nine, nine souls that were deemed too dangerous to pass on. Along the way, an old friend joins the fray.Bob is a Process Server, a functionary. Worse, he's a "Smith," lowest on society's rung in 2253. Well, almost: the poor bastards on Earth have it worse than anyone, addicted to the immersive MultiNet and doomed to pointless lives working for the Big Six Corps. Now Bob's been given a job, to deliver a summons to a bureaucrat halfway across the Galaxy - but death, deception and adventure await...The Process Server is a dystopian sci-fi adventure that deals with themes of belief, loyalty and social conflict as Process Server Bob Smith crosses three galaxies to solve a murder mystery. From epic space battles to the cyberpunk world that exists on Old Earth, it's the adventure of three lifetimes.
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    Moondagger

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
Moondagger

Deadguy takes on a master thief/assassin as Jill and Valkadaidan's relationship deepens.Sam Jackson had over a thousand acres of tobacco that brought in so much money it made him the richest farmer in a town called Painville. Sam never had to worry about money for many years, but Sam's money making machine was about to run dry. Sam's ego and money got the best of him one day. Sam was drinking with some of the local farmer's down at the local tavern. Sam pulled out his wallet and started counting thousand dollar bills on the table in front of them. The farmer's weren't impressed. If anything they were jealous and had just about all the bragging they cared to hear. The farmer's told Sam they had to get back home because it was getting late. Sam said “Go right ahead, I'll just keep counting my money."The farmer's piled into their trucks. Instead of going home like they told Sam they were, they had something else on their minds. One of the farmer's said, "I don't know about you guys, but I think it's time we teach this egotistical money hungry farmer a lesson." Everyone agreed so they headed down to the gas station and filled up their gas cans and waited until after midnight before heading back to Sam's farm to set his tobacco field on fire.Sam didn't think setting his tobacco farm on fire was very amusing. Sam snapped and he was out for blood.
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    Konnichiwa Heroes

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
Konnichiwa Heroes

The Heroes go to Japan for the season opener to face off against both old and new threats.Matt Blackwell loves acting in the theatre. At least he used to. Though for years the passion and art of the stage inspired and moved him, it has begun to lose its shine in his eyes. In fact, he hasn't been in a play for more than two years. Such a hiatus would have once been unbearable to Matt, but now he plans to make it permanent. All that changes when a friend of his begs him to join her troubled summer production at the local community theatre. Reluctant at first, Matt agrees, for her sake...and regrets it almost as soon as he starts rehearsing.Production delays, low budgets, prying bureaucrats and uncommitted actors make the entire affair quite the slog for a while. And that's before all the odd encounters, strange coincidences and other seemingly supernatural things happen in and around the tiny playhouse. Some notice, and some do not. Matt notices, all right, and he isn't sure what it all means. The only thing he is certain about is that this is no ordinary summer for anyone at the playhouse.
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    Maria, Maria

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
Maria, Maria

There is a rash of electricity-related murders being committed across the city. All signs point to Maria Jones, but she's safely locked away. The Heroes have a case, a cult, and echoes of the past to confront.Every time the month of October came around in the small town of Hellon the townspeople knew it was going to be a hell of a month and when I mean hell I mean hell for them all. The way it all began was when a man by the name of old man Lester who never gave anybody any trouble was being constantly picked on by the townspeople finally snapped one day and decided if his life should end he would come back from the dead and turn the town upside down to let them never forget what they did to him.
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    A Thin Line

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
A Thin Line

The Professional Heroes are called upon by the city to solve a mystery surrounding the death of two police officers that leads to bigger problems.Over a hundred years ago a super-virus infected the whole world, but only killed the men. Women have been ruling alone ever since. When a cure is finally discovered, the male sex is born again, and are gradually reintroduced back into society. But not every girl is happy about that. A secret cult called the Sicarii wants men to stay dead, forever.Nancy Rose is a US federal agent under the powerful Department of Safety, which is dedicated to conforming each citizen to their safety protocol, or else. Nancy and her fellow agents are charged with protecting men from the murderous Queens of the Sicarii. After Nancy receives a tip that leads to a party of man-killers, she is on the path to confront the formidable Queen of Spades. Nancy will need to shoot from the hip, aim straight, and watch her back in order to do her duty; and keep her own secrets from being uncovered.
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    Coldest Winter Night

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
Coldest Winter Night

Deadguy and Lilith work to solve an old murder mystery and find out what has become of his former friends.Welcome to Pikesville Junction, PA, home of the world's largest Christmas tree. It's only accessible by train, surrounded by mountains, blocked off by a deserted wasteland, haunted by a monster and blessed by magic. And 11-year-old Ray Haley has just moved in. It's 1958 – the year Ray met the first girl he ever liked, the best friends he ever had, and the smartest and fastest German Shepard who ever lived. Most of all, it's the year Ray found his lost father and discovered the magical secret of his family, The Tree and Pikesville Junction itself.
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    Myths and Heroes

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
Myths and Heroes

The Heroes take on the case of a missing professor while combating a strange cult and a mythical weapon.There is a dark chamber in the mind of every person where their deepest secrets are hidden away from friends, neighbors, and even themselves.For some individuals the door to this secluded room is slammed shut and locked tight by the conscious mind – never to be revisited.For others the gateway never fully closes and the horrors revisit them with increasing frequency until they take a rope, a knife, a gun, or perhaps too many pills in a fatal attempt to seal the portal.The tale that follows is of a man whose dark compartment of unforgiveable sins is firmly locked – even to himself.
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    New Tao Fall Special

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
New Tao Fall Special

Autumn is upon us, and to celebrate, we have three micro stories for you to introduce you to everything we have in store this season. Season 2 of Deadguy starts HERE!Reminiscent of a similar fable regarding a human boy, this hilarious short story is nothing like that! Young puppy Riley is learning what it's like to be on lookout duty for daddy. It's a lonely job, thankless, and quite boring! So this little guy creates a fun new game that just happens to go various shades of wrong. His high jinx causes all sorts of commotion at all the wrong moments - but the question remains - is there a lesson to be learned?This is a true story, one of many funny antics that enthrall this award-winning author on a nightly basis. If you liked this story, be sure to check out some of Shields' other books. You'll be glad you did!
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    A House Divided

      Quintin Fortune / Actions & Adventure
A House Divided

After the battle against Venatores Mali, Jill Nemo hasn't been the same, and the results of it could cost Deadguy dearly.Small Violence takes quick looks at violence through three flash fiction stories. The first story, The Fundamentals of Treating an Asthma Attack, is a 100-word story about the mishaps of being treated medically while being trans. The second, an experimental index story looking at the consequences of an affair gone wrong using the colors of the rainbow to look at the aftermath of the event. The third, and final, story is a slice of life view of bullying, as viewed by middle schooler Stephanie.
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