Taurus Moon is a relic hunter, who will work for pretty much anyone if they can afford him.
He is financially strapped most of the time, lives in a run-down apartment in Detroit and always seems to be in trouble.
The artifacts he searches for are not found in the jungles of the Yucatan or the deserts of Egypt. He searches for lost supernatural artifacts that may or may not be located on Earth, with his quests often taking him through the grittier parts of urbanized cities where even the toughest of thugs fear to tread. Forgotten relics once thought of as only myths and legends can be found, if you know where to look, and have the guts to go searching into dark and deadly places; Taurus Moon has such guts and knows exactly where to look.
The Taurus Moon novels blend action, fantasy, science fiction and humor. Fairy tales, mythologies, and legends are not stories to Taurus Moon, but his reality.
The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan
, by Zig Zag Claybourne (Clarence Young
ADVENTURE… just got 35% cooler!
Milo Jetstream. Ramses Jetstream. Coming to save the world one last damn time against the False Prophet Buford in the battle to save the Earth, preserve the soul, and make sure folks get home in one piece…
Secret cabals; Fae folk in Walmart; and a psychic whale that was poured into the oceans when the world first cooled from creation.
This is the stuff of the amazing, the life transforming Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan!
Adventure doesn’t need a new name. It needs a vacation!
Ezekiel Cross is handsome, strong, intelligent and a cold blooded killer.
For most of his life, Ezekiel has been a killer, trained to enforce the whims of his boss. But Ezekiel is tired – tired of the lies to his wife, Mali; tired of not having the normal life he craves. He longs for the day that he can hang up his guns and live a normal life with his wife Mali. So he decides to end his career as a professional assassin; to hang up his guns and raise a family.
But the life of a killer is never his own. Ezekiel is called to do one last hit, but instead of closing the deal he finds himself a target. He’s sent back in time in what is meant as an experiment as well as punishment.
Initially distraught, he decides to change his fate by saving himself and his family from the events that led him to a lifetime of crime. Along the way, he meets some of the coolest, sexiest, deadliest and craziest characters to ever grace the pages of a book and ultimately finds himself in a situation that could change his life forever…or end it.
Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one’s place in the world.
Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born in the United States.
Her features are African, but she is albino. She is a terrific athlete, but cannot go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in.
And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent” with latent magical power. Soon she is part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality.
But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?
, by Daniel José Older
Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world.
Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears… Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on.
With the help of a fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one – and the killer believes Sierra is hiding their greatest secret. Now she must unravel her family’s past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come.
Full of a joyful, defiant spirit and masterful writing, Shadowshaper introduces a heroine and magic unlike anything else in fantasy fiction, and marks the YA debut of a bold new voice in Urban Fantasy.
Matthew Abraham is a drug dealer being forced out of his empire in Baltimore. Rather than submit to the pressures of the younger dealers, he decides to destroy his empire and leave his neighborhood turf. He takes his seven year old daughter Destiny and her mother with him – leaving behind a gang war – and takes up residence in Negro Mountain, located along the Mason-Dixon Line.
Destiny, disturbed and frightened by her parents’ gang-banging lifestyle, turns to the spirits of her departed grandmother, and the spirits of Negro Mountain, that speak to Destiny through the dolls she plays with, and bestow upon her powers to manipulate nature through her prayers.
The saying goes, “Negro Mountain is a place where bad things happen to bad people,” so when negative energy meets with the energy resting in Negro Mountain, the outcome is always the same…
The Mountain wins… as does the reader of this Blacktastic book!