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Children's book: Booger Hunter and Apprentice
Cover by JuanBJuan Oliver
Artwork by JuanBJuan Oliver
Artwork by JuanBJuan Oliver

Flintebetty Flonagan is a young girl who finds a wanted ad in her hometown. A booger hunter's apprentice? What's that? The answer to that question will take her on a strange adventure which will changer her life!

The Booger Hunter's Apprentice is a brand new illustrated children's book featuring the talents of JuanBJuan Oliver, with story written by Benoit Chartier. Available here as an ebook, and hardcover edition. Message us to get a personalized autograph to the person of your choice!

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Afterdeath was  nominated for book of the year in YA fiction by Foreword Reviews Indies Awards.

Chloe and Olivia Borders haven't had the best of luck in their lives. Their parents died tragically when they were young, and the woman who raised them, grandma Rose, has just passed away. To rekindle their friendship, the twins decide to go on a nation-wide road trip. On the first leg of their journey, disaster strikes and they are both snuffed. Waking up on the other side, however, they have to come to grips with the fact that the afterlife is nothing like either of them imagined. Now they are in a fight for their very existence, and on a quest to return to the world of the living.

Cover by Cryssy Cheung
Cover by Cryssy Cheung
Artword by Ken Ry
Artword by Ken Ry
vista of a cyberpunk city, cover image
Cover by Vitaly Alexius

RED NEXUS: Book One in the Spectrum Series

Once part of the Tokyo elite, Wen Harkwell lost his status when his mother died, and now he’s forced to labor in the depths of the city, far from the easy life of the Heights, struggling to support his thirteen-year-old brother Sammy. By day he toils in a factory and by night he digs for scrap in the infamous Heap under the city. One night Wen is drawn to an old book he finds and risks taking it home—a quick decision with devastating consequences.

Soon after, Sammy is kidnapped, and when Wen turns to a friend and coworker for help, the two find themselves embroiled in a secret high-tech operation that will stop at nothing to maintain their ciphered code. When Wen realizes that the same corporation connected to his mother’s disappearance is behind the attack, he knows he must do whatever it takes to save his brother—even if it means working for the enemy.

In the vein of William Gibson and A. A. Attanasio, Benoit Chartier’s Red Nexus is a dystopian sci-fi adventure full of fascinating technology, fast-paced action, and plenty of heart.

Red Nexus was an Indiefab Book of the Year Finalist for Science Fiction. Join the newsletter to find out when the next ones are coming!

Cover of Blue Node: Woman striking a hero pose with menacing tentacled robot creature behind her
Cover by Vitaly Alexius

BLU(E) NODE: Book Two of the Spectrum Series

Tekla, a full-time bodyguard and part-time hacker, finds herself in possession of precious DNA. After a deadly drone attack destroys a nightclub while she protects her charge, she’s forced to decide between her loyalty to her mafia boss… and her own desire to survive.

After five year-old Sachiko mysteriously disappears from her home in the presence of her parents, she is plunged into Shinjuku, a world of virtual reality addicts trying to access the entity that has always lived inside her head.

Genzo Ito, the private investigator hired to find her, stumbles onto a sinister plot involving cryogenically frozen children and must battle the ruthless Yakuza in order to save the girl and return her to her home.

From the sunny Heights to the stygian miasma of The Heap 450 levels below, Vertical City Tokyo in 2333 is a lawless and frightening city.

Blu[e] Node is dystopian cyber-punk at its finest.

Cover of Green Matrix: Book Three of the Spectrum Series
Green Matrix: Book Three of the Spectrum Series

Green Matrix: Book Three of the Spectrum Series

A sacred family heirloom is taken, and Datu Salazar makes it his mission to retrieve it, even if it means sacrificing his life.

Mariko Ishikawa is sent to investigate the disappearance of a wayward companion, but what she discovers could potentially upend all of Chiba Prefecture, and threaten the Vertical City.

Hideki Saito is a hired corporate gun whose mission is to find the leak within DaiSin Corporation. Uncovering the truth might very well cause its downfall.

Return to Vertical City Tokyo for more deadly adventures!

An eclectic new collection of twelve short stories, The Calumnist Malefesto: And Other Improbable Yarns offers a glimpse into important and universal themes in today’s culture while employing an enjoyable and unique approach. Excitedly telling the stories of a young reader, an Afghan girl and her alien pet, two freedom fighters, a stranded extraterrestrial, an elderly gentleman and his long awaited visitor, a Japanese boy, Purgatory’s exam room, a humanoid android, a resuscitated astrophysicist, and a few others, the book uses an assortment of amusing stories to connect readers to the deeper underlying messages. While the stories’ characters are all different, they must all take steps to overcome their particular situations, and how they go about it will affect their realities forever.The Calumnist Malefesto explores the universal themes of religious belief, love, acceptance, tolerance, hatred, and the nature of humanity. Employing science-fiction and semi-theological themes, these entertaining stories are conveyed with serious underlying messages. Many of these wonderful stories employ a lighthearted approach to soften the underlying dramatic nature of the messages. An excellent collection of stories that span a wide array of serious and insightful themes, this fantastic book will keep readers engrossed from the opening pages. Truly offering something for everyone, The Calumnist Malefesto runs the gamut between science-fiction, fantasy-theological, and plain fictional works. With underlying themes that bind them together, the book’s varying genres add a priceless excitement and flexibility to the messages that it’s trying to convey. Written in an accessible manner that makes it an easy and enjoyable read, this enlightening collection of stories is perfect for readers from all walks of life. Written to resonate with readers on many different levels, The Calumnist Malefesto offers multiple stories, with no clear focus, yet all with deeper, sometimes philosophical, meanings. From freedom fighters to stranded extraterrestrials, this amazing collection offers something for everyone to enjoy, while exploring the critical themes that affect us all. An excitingly eclectic mix of fiction, this wonderful collection will keep readers thinking long after the last page has turned.

Calumnist Malefesto and Other Improbable Yarns
Cover by Cory Tibbits
Artwork by François Chartier
Artwork by François Chartier
A brain growing out of a book: Universal Wisdom Self-Help book
Cover by Curtis Tiegs
Symbol created by Morgan Dunbar
Symbol created by Morgan Dunbar

Universal Wisdom is an entertaining, unique, and thoughtful guide to life. Battling his own challenges, Benoit Chartier spent ten years of his life writing this book as way to help guide his children through the highs and lows of existence on this planet. In a no-holds-barred dialogue, Benoit addresses love, hate, religion, drugs, philosophy, social economics, the universe itself, and our part in keeping it all together, to name a few. He tackles issues that most people think, but are afraid to talk about, and makes one take stock of their own lives. Although the book was originally intended as a ‘handbook to life’ for his children, this is a must read for everyone.

We are all, at the base, human. What defines us, what differentiates us, are the stories we tell each other and ourselves. What we believe to be true, and hold as our anchors in this world of turmoil, in the end unite us and divide us. Transcendence makes us look beyond what we perceive, whether the human condition, or merely our animal nature. We are, each and every day, presented with choices. How we handle them, overcome them, or even succumb to them, is ultimately a reflection of that nature. These stories and poems come from around the globe, and are written as a collaboration in and of transcendence.

Person suffocating inside a plastic bag. Cover of Transcendence Anthology of Human Thought
Cover by Abigail Baia.

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