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About John G. Hartness
John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the best-selling author of the EPIC-Award-winning series The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy series that answers the eternal question “Why aren’t there more fat vampires?” In 2016, Raising Hell, the first book in his dark fantasy Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter series, was awarded the Manly Wade Wellman award by the NC Speculative Fiction Foundation.
A graduate of Winthrop University, John lives in Charlotte with his wife Suzy and a very demanding cat. In other lives, he has been an actor, lighting designer, theatre consultant, salesman, electronics technician, and arts administrator. In 2016, John teamed up with a pair of other publishing industry ne’er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a publishing conglomerate dedicated to pushing the boundaries of literature and entertainment.
In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and recording new episodes of the podcast Authors & Dragons, where he plays a Pathfinder game with five other fantasy authors. An avid Magic: the Gathering player, John is strong in his nerd-fu and has sometimes been referred to as “the Kevin Smith of Charlotte, NC.” And not just for his girth.
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Join David Weber, Larry Correia, David Drake, and twelve other best-selling authors as they pay their respects to some of their devoted fans and to a lost friend. Fifteen stories from the authors' own worlds will showcase some of the names of their greatest fans in original works, written for a charity in honor of Timothy Bolgeo, the founder of LibertyCon.
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Praise for the contributors:
"Weber is the Tom Clancy of science fiction."—Publishers Weekly on David Weber
"Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—Booklist on David Drake
"Everything I like in fantasy."—Jim Butcher on Larry Correia
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of SF and fantasy, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, originally published by August House. For Baen she’s edited three original hard SF anthologies: Cosmic Stories: Adventures in Sol System, Cosmic Stories: Adventures in Far Futures and Transhuman, with SF author Mark L. Van Name.
Long active in Southern science fiction fandom, Toni is the first winner of the Triple Crown of Southern awards, having won both the Phoenix and Rebel Awards given by the DeepSouthCon, and been awarded the Rubble, administered by her “friend” Gary Robe.
Weisskopf is a graduate of Oberlin College with a degree in anthropology. The widow of Southern fan and swordmaster Hank Reinhardt, she is the mother of a delightful daughter, and lives in a hundred-year-old house with two cats and too many dogs.
Christopher Woods has been an avid reader his entire life. In addition to This Fallen World, he has written five books in his popular Soulguard series, as well as "Legend" and several short stories in the Four Horsemen Universe. He currently lives in Woodbury, Tennessee, with his stepdaughter and his wife, who often reminds him that he should watch what he says because he tends to fall asleep long before she does.
It's been a long trip, and the body count has been devastating. but despite all their losses, Quincy Harker and his team must soldier on and finish the job. And this job is hunting the SOB that's been making their lives a living hell for the last two years.
Who is behind the corruption at DEMON?
Who is this mysterious Chancellor?
Why are there Nazis in Virginia?
What the hell is up with that burrito truck?!?
There will be explosions, bloodshed, battle, and revelations galore as Harker, Bubba, and both their teams band together in a fight that has been brewing far longer than Harker has any idea. Old grudges will be brought to light, world-wide conspiracies will be uncovered, and deep dark secrets will come back out of the past to haunt Harker and his whole crew as he answers for mistakes of his past in Comes A Reckoning.
Dracula calls him nephew.
His guardian angel calls him Q.
Demons call him The Reaper.
Award-winning dark fantasy with action, snark, and demons galore.
Straight out of the pages of the legendary vampire novel Dracula comes a demon hunter for the modern world.
Quincy Harker is the immortal magic-wielding son of Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray from the classic novel Dracula. Today he lives in Charlotte, NC, hunting demons and making the world a safer place while making wisecracks and tossing back shots.
"Quincy Harker - demon killer, monster hunter, & kin to Dracula, yeah, THIS is who i want protecting the world! I love these books." - Academy Award Winner Whoopi Goldberg
“If you love action-packed dark edged urban fantasy with mystery, humor and a lot of foul language then check this one out.” – Sharon Stogner, I Smell Sheep
This Omnibus Edition collects the first 12 novellas in the Quincy Harker Series. Included here are:
Year One -
Raising Hell (Winner of the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award)
Straight to Hell
Hell on Heels
Hell Freezes Over
The Cambion Cycle -
Heaven Help Us
Heaven Can Wait
Calling All Angels
Running with the Devil
The story continues with Year Four - Damnation - available from Amazon, and many other adventures!
Man, coming back to the real world sucks. Bubba and his whole team have been fired on account of going MIA for a year and a half (yeah, time moves differently in Faerie. Yay.), and now they’ve got to…get jobs? Oh, this is going to go well.
Blood, Sweat, & Tears tracks Bubba, Skeeter, Uncle Father Joe, and Amy as they re-enter society, get new jobs, almost burn down down the bar stupid enough to hire Bubba, end up owning a shifter crossfit gym, travel to Florida to learn way more about Uncle Father Joe’s new girlfriend than they ever thought they wanted to know, and then end up dealing with Quincy F’n Harker?!?
Yeah, that’s right. The Quincy Harker/Bubba crossover that you’ve all been waiting for happens right here, and the results are explosive, to say the least. No really, I’m not exaggerating. A lot of shit blows up. Because, well, Bubba.
Blood, Sweat, & Tears contains the following novellas -
Born To Be Wild
Houses of the Holy
Blaze of Glory
Wine, Women, & Song is a collected edition including the following four novellas:
Moon over Bourbon Street
Night at the Museum
Oh Bubba, Where Art Thou?
Moon Over Bourbon Street - Bubba and the team are on vacation in New Orleans, but it's anything but easy! There are vampires hunting people, a hot chick in black leather on a Harley, and a butt-nekkid voodoo priest! How in the world is Bubba supposed to stop drinking Hurricanes and figure this mess out?
Night at the Museum - Bubba gets all cultured up when a mysterious figure from Uncle Father Joe's past drags him into a mess of romantic entanglements, butt-kicking suits of armor, ticked-off museum exhibits, and disembodied vampire heads trying to kill him. And that's not even the scary stuff!
Midsummer - By far the most high-brow Bubba adventure ever, which ain't saying much. There are missing kids in Nashville, and Bubba and Agent Amy are called in to investigate. Bubba has to learn how to put an app on his phone, then gets sucked into a dimension with no cell service when Shakespeare meets Pokemon Go! Bubba has to find the missing girls, escape from prison, and rassle an alligator before he can get back home and get some famous hot chicken!
Oh Bubba, Where Art Thou - a Christmas romp full of guest stars as Bubba tries to save the country music industry from Auto-Tune, Bro Country, and demons. Guest star Hank Williams Sr. takes Bubba through time in this redneck Christmas Carol. Can Bubba save country music, or are we doomed to an eternity of Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line?
What does a man have to do to get a break from demons these days? Shoot everything in sight, apparently.
The Cambion Cycle is the return of everyone's favorite ass-kicking immortal magic user, Quincy Harker, with guest spots from his uncle Luke (you can call him Dracula), his cop girlfriend, his snarky guardian angel, and oh yeah, Frankenstein's friggin' monster!
Collecting four novellas into one volume, The Cambion Cycle sees Harker and his cohorts battling bigger threats, teaming with legends of folklore, and trying to save the world from a demonic horde. All with snark, flair, and heaping helpings of bloodshed and mayhem.
The Cambion Cycle collects the following - Heaven Sent - the origin of Harker's guardian angel Glory
Heaven's Door - there's a murderer on the streets of Charlotte, but he's killing angels!
Heaven Help Us - Harker is on the run, and nothing is as it seems in this small town.
Heaven Can Wait - Can Harker and the Shadow Council save the world from a demon invasion?
"Reminds me a bit of Ash from Army of Darkness"
"Hartness spins another tale of redneck mayhem full of his usual sarcastic humor."
Ash v. the Evil Dead meets Larry the Cable Guy in this hilarious horror comedy mashup!
He’s the guy you want beside you in a bar fight, so why wouldn’t you want him saving the world? He’s Bubba the Monster Hunter, and he’s here to save the day!
Scattered, Smothered, & Chunked collects ten hilarious short stories and one origin novella about Robert “Bubba” Brabham, ex-Georgia Bulldogs football player and now the official Southeastern Regional Monster Hunter for the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Along with his best friend and tech guru Skeeter, Bubba hunts down zombies, werewolves, vampires, two-for-one lap dances, and beer specials all over the back roads and byways of the South.
Join Bubba, Skeeter, Uncle Father Joe, and Agent Amy Hall of the super-secret government agency DEMON as they rid the world of monsters and make the South a safer place for hard-drinking rock n’ roll loving rednecks everywhere!
Remarin is a thief. He was hired to steal a gem. No big deal, right?
He stole the gem, then everything went sideways, and now he's running for his life across rooftops, through sewers, and all over the godsforsaken world trying not to get dead.
And who is this kid, Kit, anyway?
This new fantasy adventure from the creator of Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter and The Black Knight Chronicles takes John Hartness' standard snark and drops them right into a high fantasy world full of magic and mayhem. Fans of David Eddings, Michael J. Sullivan, and Raymond Feist should love this thrilling tale of intrigue, espionage, murder, mayhem, and magical talking daggers!
And now there seems to be a traitor in their midst. Couple that with the revelation that Harker's guardian angel might have an ulterior motive, and you've got a web of deception and intrigue that can only be CONSPIRACY THEORY.
Everything. Absolutely everything.
Monsters, Magic, & Mayhem collects four novella chronicling Bubba the Monster Hunter's trip through the lands of the Fae in search of his kidnapped sister. Yeah, he didn't know he had a sister, either. And that joke's old, man.
Into the Mystic - Bubba and his troupe of merry morons has to find their way to Fairyland to rescue his sister. It's not as easy as it sounds, and it involves Bubba learning a lot of uncomfortable truths about why his mother walked out, and his maybe not-quite human heritage.
Cold as Ice - Bubba meets his grandmother, which should be great. Except she's the psychotic Queen of the Winter Court and wants to pretty much murder everyone. There's torture, tights, and Bubba dancing. Which is pretty much torture in tights. So lots of torture.
Hot Blooded - Bubba and Co. travel to the Summer Court in their Quest for the Sister, only to find that his grandfather, while less abjectly psychopathic than his ex-wife Mab, is still kind of a douche. And just when the team thought they were on the right track to finish their quest, there's a dragon. A dragon. This is not something growing up in Georgia prepares you for.
Shades of Grey - Bubba is closing in on his sister and her kidnapper, the Shakespearean trickster Puck. Except, he's not like hot Loki trickster, he's more like cut your throat while you sleep and tell you a knock-knock joke while you're bleeding out trickster. Bubba has to battle his way through a horde of zombies just to get the opportunity to go on an old-fashioned dungeon crawl (with spiders, because…dungeon) to maybe finally confront Puck and save his sister.
Then they get home and things get REALLY screwed up!
This novella collection features all four of the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter books that make up Year Four -
She Talks to Angels
Shout at the Devil
Angel of Harlem
Sympathy for the Devil
She Talks to Angels -
She's part Harley Quinn and part Wynona Earp.
She's the granddaughter of the greatest vampire hunter who ever lived.
She's part of The Shadow Council, a secret group of people working to save the world.
She's Gabriella Van Helsing, and she's going to blow some crap up.
In the fifth part of the Quincy Harker crossover series, Gabby helps hunt down a rogue archangel in St. Louis, learning more about herself, about history, and about that cute doctor's son than she expected when she took the gig. The fate of the world is in her hands, and now this non-magical woman from Chicago has to suit up and play in the metaphysical big leagues to hunt down The Voice of God and keep the Midwest from becoming Ground Zero for the Apocalypse!
Shout at the Devil -
For the past year, Quincy Harker and the Shadow Council have been hurtling toward a climactic confrontation with Lucifer for the fate of the world. That final battle moves ever nearer as Harker learns of the murder of an old friend in San Francisco. He puts his quest on hold to find his friend's killer, but when he gets to the City by the Bay, he finds that his two cases are irrevocably entwined and leading to a cataclysmic confrontation that may leave all of San Francisco a smoking ruin!
Ah crap, aren't angels supposed to be the good guys?
Well, nothing is ever easy with Harker and the gang!
Angel of Harlem -
The Quest for Glory rushes toward its conclusion as Quincy Harker steps in for a missing Shadow Council member and goes to New York City to find the last Archangel. But when pieces of his past come back to haunt him, Quincy Harker must face feelings long buried and horrors brand new when the Big Apple and a band of angry demons try to take a bite out of him!
Sympathy for the Devil -
t's been a two-year quest that has spanned the continent, and now Quincy Harker, Charlotte, NC's favorite (and only) Demon Hunter is crossing dimensions to do battle with Lucifer and restore his Guardian Angel Glory's divinity. Harker and his band of merry angels, monsters, and humans set off to keep Lucifer from re-starting the War on Heaven, but things go sideways right from the jump.
How will Harker navigate the tortures and temptations of Hell to save his friend and the world?
Can Harker keep himself together in the face of everything Lucifer and his minions will throw at him?
Is he really hero enough to stand toe to toe with the Devil himself and come out alive?
Or will he fall prey to the "man of wealth and taste?"
Detective Jimmy Black’s life as an accidental crime lord and Vampire Master of Charlotte has him longing for the days when the bad guys had neon signs above their heads and a couple of well-placed bullets won the day. Now he spends more time balancing books than kicking butts, and that doesn’t make for a happy vampire.
When a missing person case lands in the lap of Black Knight Investigations, Jimmy and his partner, Greg Knightwood, jump happily back into action—until their missing person rises as an uncontrollable vampire and all signs point to a supernatural coup orchestrated by an unknown vampire of immense power. With the case going sideways, more missing girls, and a new cop in town way too curious about Jimmy’s perennial youth, life in Charlotte is about to get interesting again.
Author John G. Hartness is the Epic and Manly Wade Wellman Award-winning writer behind The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, as well as the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter and Bubba the Monster Hunter series. In his copious free time, John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees, and playing Magic: the Gathering.