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Anthologies and Series that are contracted and available now by Dragon Bone Publishing

The Legends of Rasa Vol. I
A Cozy, Slice-of-life Epic Fantasy Story Collection 

By Effie Joe Stock

In the vast world of Rasa, not every creature is prophesized to save the world, but that doesn’t mean they don’t embark on their own adventures. Five vibrant stories tell of ordinary creatures who find their lives turned upside down by Rasa’s possibilities and magic including:
A dragon-less tavern owner who struggles to find missing food, while falling back in love with music and dealing with a lost lover hoping for a second chance.
A Centaur Princess who escapes the temple palace for a day to follow her dream of visiting a bakery.
The manager of a prolific dragon hatchery who rediscovers the delight of the rider and dragon bond when an unlikely Duvarharian shows up on her doorstep.


The Legends of Rasa Volume One is a cozy, slice-of-life epic fantasy collection perfect for readers of Jenni Sauer, Ireen Chau, Legends and Lattes, and a Fellowship of Bakers and Magic.

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Moon Soul
A Science Fantasy Novella 
By Nathaniel Luscombe

"I don't think I can justify it any longer. I'm going to quit my job."

August has never been good with change and isn’t sure who she is beyond her job of reading memories in the sand. When she comes to the conclusion that she has to quit her job, she’s left with an overwhelming sense of emptiness. What follows is the quiet chaos of a girl regaining control over her life on a small desert moon.

Deciding to take a job in the hanging gardens of the Spire, August discovers more to life as she meets new friends, forms a different connection with her home, and faces an unexpected visitor from her past.

Rich in relatable emotions and experiences, inspiring in message, and written in prose that will hook you from page one, Moon Soul is a science fantasy novella unlike any you’ve read before. It will leave you feeling seen and understood.

Released March 11th, 2024

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Bleached Reminders
A Mini Gothic Anthology About Bones, Magic, and Grief
By Effie Joe Stock

Sacrifice Rock-a place of grief, of loneliness, of tearful goodbyes as a girl lays to rest her deceased pets. But in a forest as quiet and gentle as this, is she really alone after all? Is it truly a place of goodbyes?

Bleached Reminders-left behind after death, often hated, precious memories left for those to come.

The Soul-Filled Skulls of Epsie Rees-a witch born to a coven intolerant of the magicless. But she has a secret: she can see animal ghosts living in the skulls they once inhabited. But no one believes her. Will Epsie Rees find a way to prove to the coven that she is indeed a witch? Or will she and all her animal friends face certain doom?

A collection for lovers of both animals and bones, Bleached Reminders will leave you contemplating the finality of death while also comforted by the warm love of beloved animals.

Released October 20th, 2023
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Child of the Dragon Prophecy
Book 1 of The Shadows of Light
By Effie Joe Stock

A future foreseen. A past forgotten. 
The savior child of the Dragon Prophecy is born.

Adopted by Centaurs, then forsaken by humans, Stephania longs for a place to belong, but home keeps slipping away as fragmented memories. Those disturbing memories relentlessly haunt her, and the hometown where she has never felt welcome stands against her.

When Stephania seeks an escape, she unwittingly begins a journey of self-discovery, and her long thought forgotten memories, shape-shifting demons, a lyre surrounded by dangerous magic, and newfound lies emerge as threats that may break her or finally lead her to her true home.

Will Stephania be able to put aside her hate and pain to accept who she truly is? Or will she let it drag her and all of Duvarharia to its doom?

 
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Heir of Two Kingdoms
Book 2 of The Shadows of Light
By Effie Joe Stock

Duvarharia awaits. The past calls.
The heir of two kingdoms faces her inheritance.
 
Stephania is destined to rule the land of the dragon riders, Duvarharia, but when she stops in the Centaur tribe of Trans-Falls on her way to Duvarharia, her past snares her. As she lingers in her childhood home, a traitor, a brother, supernatural evil, a mentor, nightmares, and new friends remind her of who she was while also urging her to move forward. While Stephania fights between her memories and destiny, she also battles the darkness growing in the land and her soul. When loss threatens to shatter her, will Stephania remain behind the mask of her past, fall victim to the darkness or step forward to inherit her destiny?
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The Planets We Become
A Science Fiction Novella
By Nathaniel Luscombe

Rahnia was sent to a desert planet with a mission: hunt down the voice box and find a home for her people. It makes no difference that her people have no claim to the planet as they hunt for something that never belonged to them. They long to conquer, even as she longs to be free. When a tragic accident leaves her lost and alone, Rahnia finds herself in the care of a stranger who offers her the power of a planet unlike any she’s ever known before—one that’s alive and calling her name. Faced with a past full of pain, she is determined to build up a future of hope—even if it takes a lifetime.

Released January 27th, 2024

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Turklet, Squeaky, & the Seven Chicken Chicks
Love Overcomes All
Written and Illustrated by Effie Joe Stock

Turklet the turkey has always wanted a family of her own, but when she tries to hatch a nest of eggs, she is faced with many unforeseen difficulties including language barriers, adoption, racism, and prejudice against mixed/unconventional families. But with the help of Nic, the farm girl who raised her, and her dear friend Squeaky the duck, Turklet will discover that all of life's difficulties are not so daunting when dealt with patience and love.

Written and illustrated by Effie Joe Stock (the farm girl herself), and based on a true story, Turklet, Squeaky, and the Seven Chicken Chicks brings to light some of the hardships of families in a fun, gentle way that is sure to spark love and acceptance into the hearts of young and old readers alike.

Aphotic Love
Anthology on the Depths of Romance
Compiled by Effie Joe Stock

Aphotic:
Devoid of light. A depth beyond comprehension.

Everything that stands in the light
Also has a side that stands in the darkness.
Love is no exception.

Love is often depicted as light, joyful, fun, exciting, carefree ...
But there is also a darker side to love—a deeper, frightening, desperate, tragic side.
Dare to dive deep into this raw, emotional collection of short stories, prose, and poems which strives to expose the lightless side of tragedy, heartbreak, desperation, and love.

From the love of gods and goddesses to mortals who fell in love with death to the love forbidden between commoners. From pure sweet romance gone astray to villains who loved the hero.
An actress no longer acting she's in love, a phoenix whose lover gives everything to be with her reborn, a villain who burned the world so his love could be the hero, two immortals who give up everything to live and love, a lonely queen whose touch turns loved ones to ice, a romantic moment re-lived and lost in gold paint. Promises made and promises broken.

Some fall in love.
And some fall out.
After all, ... all's fair in aphotic love ... 
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New Contracts and Coming Releases

A list of our soon to be published works

The Legends of Rasa Vol. 1
A Cozy Epic Fantasy Collection
by Effie Joe Stock

In the vast world of Rasa, not every creature is prophesized to save the world, but that doesn’t mean they don’t embark on their own adventures. Five vibrant stories tell of ordinary creatures who find their lives turned upside down by Rasa’s possibilities and magic including:
A dragon-less tavern owner who struggles to find missing food, while falling back in love with music and dealing with a lost lover hoping for a second chance.
A Centaur Princess who escapes the temple palace for a day to follow her dream of visiting a bakery.
The manager of a prolific dragon hatchery who rediscovers the delight of the rider and dragon bond when an unlikely Duvarharian shows up on her doorstep.


The Legends of Rasa Volume One is a cozy, slice-of-life epic fantasy collection perfect for readers of Jenni Sauer, Ireen Chau, Legends and Lattes, and a Fellowship of Bakers and Magic.

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Human Scars on Planet Skin
A Cozy Science Fantasy Horror Novel
by Effie Joe Stock & Nathaniel Luscombe

Turr is fighting back for what was stolen from her: her body and her children living on it.

After the humans tried to colonize her, Turr was forced to resort to mass violence to reclaim her skin. But in fleeing the planet, the humans left behind a chemical disaster—the dead zone.
To bring peace and life back to herself, Turr sends out a desperate plea to two shroom people: Invidia and Clyra. Invidia, though surrounded by death, is tasked with learning how to breathe life back into the land. Clyra must lead a group of broken failed experiments through the forest, following a trail of visions. Death and uncertainty face them at every turn, but only when they’re all together can the planet truly begin to heal.

Perfect for fans of Annihilation and Avatar, Human Scars on Planet Skin will leave you haunted by the stark realities of upsetting the balance of life, aching against the sorrow unmitigated death brings, and shivering against the horrors of being trapped within your own body.

Coming Soon Summer 2024

Son of the Prophet
Book 3 in The Shadows of Light
by Effie Joe Stock

Torn between his ancestry,

Desperate to change the world,

The son of the prophet embraces destiny.

 

Raised in a loving but sheltered Duvarharian home, Thaddeus’s tranquil world is upheaved by a dark cloaked figure—one who wants him and his brother dead. To appease the man, the brothers are enrolled in an academy dedicated to training arena fighters. After being ostracized by his brother and the other violent students, Thaddeus strives to unravel the academy’s dark secrets. What he finds contradicts all accepted history and the very blood in his veins.

 

Haunted by impending danger, and empowered by whispers saying he may be the savior of the Dragon Prophecy, Thaddeus and his dragon seek to destroy the cult controlling the academy and Duvarharia’s government. But when Thaddeus’s trust in a forgotten deity results in the torment of those he loves, he’s left with no choice but to seek a darker power to succeed.

 

Will Thaddeus free Duvarharia from the evil entrapping the dragon riders? Or will his actions shape him into the traitor Duvarharia feared most?

Ash-Black & the Seven Wolves
An Anti-Retelling of Snow White
by Effie Joe Stock 

Daughter of a King, Ash is destined to sit on the throne and has been living her entire life in anticipation of just that, working tirelessly so she'll be the best Queen for her people.

 

But when her father dies in a mysterious hunting accident, Ash is thrown into the chaos of becoming Queen in a time where whispers of "treason" fill the castle. Ash soon learns these rumors are true when her own stepmother accuses her of Black magic and killing her father.

 

Thrown into the depths of the castle to await her trial, Ash Black find a mirror with a trapped soul, a helpful jumping spider, and the truth that her stepmother is a nature appointed Day Mage who is abusing her power for evil, and that Ash Black herself is a Night Mage, the nature appointed balance to the day.

 

With the darkness's help, all the critters of the night who slink about in it, and her dearest friend and wolf companion, will Ash be able to take back what was stolen from her—her crown and lover—or will her evil stepmother's reign of lies and light be for eternity?

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