Discover the worlds of B.K. Bass — from realms of fantasy to far-flung futures, and from our own reality to what lies just beyond mortal reckoning.

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Anthologies


Standalone Novels

What Once Was Home

Jace Cox’s life is changed when an overwhelming alien force invades the Earth with no warning or provocation.  In the years that follow, he must not only fight to survive; but also learn what it means to be a man and a leader.  As the situation grows more dire, he realizes that his greatest challenge isn’t the alien invaders or even his fellow man; it is holding onto his own humanity despite living in a world gone mad.

Genres: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Military Science Fiction
Tags: Appalachia, Survival, Community, Morality, Alien Invasion
Length: Novel (approx 360 pages)

Second edition coming May 28, 2021!

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The Ravencrest Chronicles

Seahaven

Gareth Vann is an renowned thief in the city of Seahaven. The rugged scoundrel is mostly concerned with coin and drink, but has an altruistic streak he tries to hide. He never intended to be a hero, but when Gareth becomes the target of a pair of vampires, he finds himself trapped in the middle of a conspiracy that reaches all the way to Castle Ravencrest itself. To protect those he cares most about, Gareth must reluctantly hunt the creatures of the night the only way he knows how: From the shadows.

Genres: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Tags: Thieves, Pirates, Vampires, Urban
Length: Novella (Approx 125 pages)

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The Hunter’s Apprentice

Miles grew up as a sparrow, an orphan in Seahaven and one of master thief Gareth’s tiny spies. The coastal city has always been his home and the streets where he laid his head. Now he’s learning the shadow craft from his mentor. But when Miles uncovers secrets behind a sinister plot, he discovers there are deadlier things awaiting in the shadows than he could have imagined. And with Gareth’s help, he must learn to hunt them down.

Genres: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Tags: Thieves, Pirates, Vampires, Zombies, Urban
Length: Novella (Approx 125 pages)

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The Giant and the Fishes

Fergus always dreamed of sailing out to sea, but he never thought he would get the chance… until tragedy befalls his family. Suddenly thrust into a world of violence, adventure, and coin, Fergus lives the life he always wanted as a pirate—but he is haunted by his past. As the shadows behind him grow ever darker, the challenges ahead swell like a furious storm.

Genres: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Tags: Pirates, Action Adventure, Nautical
Length: Novella (Approx 125 pages)

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Tales from the Lusty Mermaid

Pull up a seat and grab a full flagon of ale, because tonight is bound to be a night full of action, adventure, and romance! At the Lusty Mermaid, tall tales of all sorts are told every night. You’re in luck, because tonight is no exception. From a castle gala to a giant octopus, the city of Seahaven has all sorts of strange tales to tell.

Genres: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Tags: Thieves, Pirates, Vampires, Action Adventure, Nautical
Length: Anthology (Approx 150 pages)

Third edition coming soon!

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The Ravencrest Chronicles: Omnibus One

The Ravencrest Chronicles: Omnibus One by B.K. Bass

In the city of Seahaven, dark threats loom around every corner. In such a desperate place, it falls upon the shoulders of thieves, pirates, scoundrels, and even orphans to protect the people from things lurking in the shadows.

Explore the gritty streets of Seahaven and meet her grizzled citizens in this collection of the first four books in The Ravencrest Chronicles: Seahaven, The Hunter’s Apprentice, The Giant and the Fishes, and Tales from the Lusty Mermaid.

Genres: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Tags: Thieves, Pirates, Vampires, Zombies, Action Adventure, Nautical
Length: Omnibus (Approx 300 pages)

Second edition coming this Summer!

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Curse of the Pirate King

Curse of the Pirate King by B.K. Bass

Kholas is the first mate aboard the Sea Wolf, a notorious pirate ship, but he isn’t sure his sails are cut from the right cloth for the job. When the Sea Wolf races off in search of plunder, all they find is blood. Damned by a northern witch, Captain Dimitris and Kholas must race against time to discover a way to lift the curse before everyone they care about succumbs to the maelstrom of ill fate that now surrounds them.

Genres: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Tags: Pirates, Curse, Magic, Action Adventure, Nautical
Length: Novella (Approx 100 pages)

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Shadow of the Pirate King

Shadow of the Pirate King by B.K. Bass

While Dimitris ventures to the frozen north seeking to rid himself of the curse unraveling the threads of fate around him, Kholas adjusts to his new life in the shadows of Seahaven. But his old captain discovers the price of blood demanded by the northmen will soon be reaped upon the people of the city. With sails on the horizon, the two men must gather an armada of pirates and smugglers to defend their home and those they love.

Genres: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Tags: Pirates, Curse, Magic, Action Adventure, Nautical
Length: Novella (Approx 100 pages)

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The Night Trilogy

Night Shift

In New Angeles, crime is a fact of life in the city. But when a routine murder investigation leads to more questions than answers, homicide detective Harold Jacobson finds himself unraveling a conspiracy. As pieces of the puzzle start to come together, the big picture is revealed to be more than he ever bargained for. The only thing Harold knows for sure is that he isn’t being paid enough to deal with this.

Genres: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk, Thriller
Tags: Noir, Neo-Noir, Hardboiled Detective, Crime, Mystery
Length: Novella (Approx 125 pages)

Second edition coming this Spring!

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Night Life

On the run from the law, detective Harold Jacobson delves into the gritty underbelly of New Angeles. To clear his name of one murder, he must first solve another. As Harold follows the threads of the mystery through the night life of the city, he risks becoming part of the criminal element he once hunted down.

Genres: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk, Thriller
Tags: Noir, Neo-Noir, Hardboiled Detective, Crime, Mystery
Length: Novella (Approx 125 pages)

Second edition coming this Spring!

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Night Shadow

New Angeles is in turmoil. Despite all he has done, Harold finds his crusade for justice thwarted by the very city he is trying to save. The government, the corporations, and the organized crime families have New Angeles in an iron grip that continues to tighten. But, the people have decided they will not take it anymore. When the city burns and all-out rebellion is sparked, Harold must finally decide where his loyalties lay.

Genres: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk, Thriller
Tags: Noir, Neo-Noir, Hardboiled Detective, Crime, Mystery
Length: Novella (Approx 125pages)

New release coming this Spring!

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Beyond the Veil

Parting the Veil

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Parting the Veil by B.K. Bass

American treasure hunter Richard Jericho and British anthropologist Wilkins Chapman have uncovered antiquities from around the world. But in the jungles of Peru, they discover something more than they expected. As the fabric of reality comes apart, they journey across the globe chasing clues. As answers leads to more questions, they piece together a puzzle older than primal memory itself.

And the more they part the veil, the more of what lies beyond the veil spills into our reality.

Genres: Horror, Cosmic Horror, Alternative History
Tags: Archaeology, Action Adventure, Mystery, World War Two, Travel
Length: Novel (Approx 250 pages)

Second edition coming this Summer!

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The Tales of Durgan Stoutheart

Warriors of Understone

Warriors of Understone by B.K. Bass

Durgan must struggle to overcome his common birth and the prejudices of a stagnant society to become one of the warriors of Understone — a sprawling dwarven city deep beneath the mountains, at the heart of a kingdom that has not changed its ways in centuries. Durgan may overcome opponents with axe and shield, but can he change the very values of his people with the same tools?

Genres: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Heroic Fantasy
Tags: Dwarves, Urban, Subterranean, Social, Sociopolitical
Length: Novella (Approx 150 pages)

Second edition coming this Summer!

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Companions of the Stone Road

Companions of the Stone Road by B.K. Bass

While Durgan works to forge craftsmen and vagabonds into warriors, evil prowls in the depths beyond Understone. Joined by a rag-tag crew of misfits and outcasts, he must travel the stone roads deep beneath the mountains to discover the fate of a lost outpost. He fights to prove his own worth and that of his recruits to a society that still views them with disdain — but will he bring light to the darkness or be consumed by the shadows?

Genres: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Heroic Fantasy
Tags: Dwarves, Goblins, Subterranean, Action Adventure, Social
Length: Novella (Actual length to be determined)

New Release coming later in 2021!

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The Burning Sands

Blood of the Desert

Blood of the Desert by B.K. Bass

After escaping a life of slavery, Brego crosses the wastelands fleeing slavers and bounty hunters. Allying with an assortment of misfits, he must fight his way across the badlands to reach his people’s home in the Great Sand Sea. As he seeks to shed the iron bonds of his youth, he searches for something he has never known: a home. In the process he finds something he never expected to find: a family.

Genres: Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, High Fantasy
Tags: Desert, Slavery, Nomads, Orcs, Action Adventure
Length: Novella (Approx 125 pages)

Second edition coming this summer!

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Into the Red Wastes

Into the Red Wastes by B.K. Bass

War looms on the horizon, and the chaos centers around the fate of one boy. Timik, son of of a Taerwyn chieftain, has been taken by the orcs of the Red Wastes.

As his people prepare for battle, Brego sets out to find the boy — but Timik harbors a terrible secret. Will Brego save him to prevent the coming conflict, or will he sacrifice a child to prevent even greater horrors from being unleashed?

Genres: Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, High Fantasy
Tags: Desert, Nomads, Orcs, Action Adventure
Length: Novella (Actual length to be determined)

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Anthologies

A blood-soaked writing desk. A town where going missing is ominously routine. A portal to another dimension within a mirror. Inside these pages are tales of gods and monsters, of madness and obsession, of passion and unknowable terrors. Loathsome Voyages presents tales ranging from the delectably dark to the shockingly surreal. Some possess an uncanny horror, others a frightful beauty. All are journeys into strange worlds from which you may never return.

Featuring Into the Maw of Darkness by B.K. Bass

1850: When a private investigator heads to a small town in Maine to search for a missing debutante, he discovers a mystery one-hundred years in the making. What will he find when he ventures Into the Maw of Darkness?

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After generations of warfare against the ominous Swarm, the United Planetary Alliance settles on a desperate gambit—send a squad of Marines to steal one of the Swarm’s bio-organic battleship. However, it turns out the ship isn’t merely alive, but fully sentient… and it has a mission of its own. As the ship leaps across the galaxy, dimensions, and eventually reality itself, the crew has a new goal—stay alive!

Featuring Shackles of the Mind by B.K. Bass

Private First Class Jenkins didn’t sign up for this s**t. Stuck on an alien ship lost in space, standard-issue anti-anxiety drugs soon become his only solace. But they are only the first step on a downward spiral of addiction as Jenkins begins to hear a voice in his head. Is the ship itself reaching out to him, or has his drug-addled descent finally led to madness?

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An anthology of romantic science fiction inspired by a common theme of space, imagination, and connection.

Featuring Far From Home by B.K. Bass

Descendants of humanity with a forgotten history orbit a distant star. When their first astronaut travels to a cloud- and mystery-shrouded moon, will he unlock a bright future or unveil secrets of their past?

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A collection of dark fantasy drabbles! But, what is a drabble? A drabble is a story of exactly one-hundred words; according to the publisher, “Think of these as a moment in time, a glance through a darkened window.”

Featuring The Saga of the Dreadspire by B.K. Bass

A series of five linked drabbles exploring the rise, fall, and legacy of a cursed tower in the center of a troubled city.

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