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About K C Finn
K.C. Finn has been writing since 2011, at a time when extreme illness saw her trapped in the house with nothing but her imagination. Since then she’s amassed a collection of stories, poems and novels spanning many genres, including fantasy, science fiction, gothic fiction, horror, paranormal and historical works. Her unique and diverse voice has won many awards, and she is both an Amazon and USA Today best-selling writer.
In her free time, K.C. is an eternal student, forever studying and learning more about the world. She travels whenever possible to explore new cultures and climates, and when she’s at home she enjoys coaching writers of all ages with a story to tell. She also exercises her flair for the dramatic by directing, writing and occasionally acting in darkly humorous theatre productions in her hometown of Chester.
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One Underground girl escapes from a soldiers’ raid. Lost and above ground for the very first time, she has only one option to secure her survival: the Legion—a government organization for teenagers with no place left to run. Leave your identity at the gate, and join a life of military service until you reach adulthood. It sounds ideal, but the Underground girl knows that the System won’t stop looking for its female runaway. So, she tells a lie about her gender.
And it will change her forever.
Posing as Raja, a boy-soldier, the Underground girl is thrown into Legion life at its full, brutal speed. Here, she meets Senior Commander Briggs, whose savage authority reigns over the teenage soldiers. Amongst them are a band of oddballs known as the South Tower Rejects, led by Stirling, a tall, savvy stranger with bright copper hair and eyes that shine like oceans. There’s something hiding behind his cocky smile, and Raja wants to know what it is.
This is not a book about how to 'cure' M.E.
This is not a volume of factual medical information on the condition
This is not a magical success story from chronic illness to perfect health
What this book IS:
This is the honest account of a young woman who has suffered with M.E. / C.F.S. for almost half her life. This is what it's really like to live with a long term illness that casts a shadow over every minute of your day.
Novelist K.C. Finn turns her hand to non-fiction in this account of her life as an M.E. sufferer, covering thirty topics from diagnosis and medication to sleep, relationships, pain and depression. It offers a unique and extremely personal insight into the struggles and experiences she has encountered in the last twelve years. This book is an opportunity for non-sufferers to experience exactly how it feels to live with this crippling condition and to show fellow M.E. patients that they are not alone.
“This book opens the door to my thoughts and feelings. It’s not always pretty and it’s not always pleasant, but it is honest, and it comes from a place of hope.” – K.C. Finn
Does the waterbeckon you? Your love, or fears, may become greater in this chillinganthology. From ordinary sea life to creatures of myth, our stories will make you think twice about the shadowy waters that beckon below. Follow our authors into the depths ... if you dare.
Stories and Contributors include:
Bloodslick by Timothy Black
Crescent's Creature by K.C. Finn
Wrath by Liz Butcher
A Senseless Eating Machine by Jef Rouner
The Water's Edge by Jacqueline E. Smith
The Reluctant Seamstress by Jaidis Shaw
Ribbons & Bones by Kelly Matsuura
Widow's Cut by Andrea L. Staum
Rhine Maiden by Isabelle Poldervaart
The Broken Seashell by E.M. MacCallum
Lauren by Terry Alexander
Tide Flats by Shelly Schulz
Song of the Ocean by Scott A. Butler
Enticing Waters by Gina A. Watson
Tubular Hells by Beth W. Patterson
Dark Waters by Michael Cross & Emma Michaels
Lurking in the Deep has won the following awards:
Finalist in the Fiction: Anthologies category of the 2017 Best Book Awards
April 3rd is the day that the end of the world arrives.
Mysterious creatures known only as the Skins have been lurking in remote parts of the countryside, and April 3rd is the day that the Skins arrive in the big city for all to see. What follows is a horrifying discovery of what the creatures really are, and what that means for the future of the human race. Cherie is caught in the middle of the apocalypse with one mission in mind: to help her horrifyingly injured best friend find help. Her journey takes her to dark and gruesome places, where isolation, panic and death await.
Cherie will have to find strength within her fears to survive The Day The World Ended.
The much-anticipated horror series debut of Amazon bestselling author K.C. Finn has arrived. The Day The World Ended is a young adult horror novella, and the exciting prequel to full novel The Skin Revolt, releasing August 2015. Recommended for readers aged fourteen and above due to tense scenes, gore and violence.
Escaping with little but their lives from the System’s clutches, death and devastation threatens to tear the Highland Rebels apart. Raja is rocked by relationship trauma and furious about Prudell’s continued rule. Worse than this is the ticking time bomb – the serial numbers that count down to expiration for those experimented on by the System’s scientists.
It’s a race against time to find out if the clocks can be reset or removed, but Raja has other mysteries on her mind too. The strange messages she has received in the past are growing in number and speed, edging her closer and closer to the one who sent them. One beyond the System, beyond the revolution and the war itself.
If Raja can locate the System's Heart, Prudell’s reign of terror could be over at last, but she must charge through the centre of the revolution to do it.
A teenage boy with something to prove gets caught up in a web of crime and deceit in England, 1945.
In the weeks leading up to his sixteenth birthday, gifted psychic Leighton Cavendish finds himself suddenly packed off to Blackpool, a glittering, teenage paradise filled with plenty of opportunities for amusement-and trouble. With only a preoccupied grandmother to keep an eye on him, Leighton's desperation for adventure leads him out into a world of holidaymakers, candy, and carnival rides-the ideal place to spend six weeks away from home.
But Leighton's psychic visions are encroaching on his fun, trying to warn him of the danger that lurks beyond the shimmering lights of the Golden Mile. Who are the mysterious thieves Leighton sees in his head, and what do they want with the children they seek? A girl called Faye holds the answer, but she has enough problems of her own. Amid the climate of a tourist town recovering from the impact of the Second World War, two lost teenagers will discover a shocking truth about human greed. Together, they will try to fight against it. For Leighton and Faye, this will be a summer to remember-one filled with challenges that must be overcome.
A summer that turns a boy into a man.
So far, the 2020s have brought about a global pandemic, our climate in crisis, police brutality, civil unrest, and ongoing struggles for equality. Who knows what will come next and how it will shape those growing up through these troubled times? In this collection from Odd Voice Out Publishing, we tackle the world of tomorrow through the stories of twelve forward-thinking teens grappling with their realities and the roles they aspire to play as the future unfolds before them.
With contemporary tales and science fiction suppositions taking centre stage, we explore visions of the future from teenage characters the world over. Stories like that of a boy scientist battling lions in Kenya, a student activist taking on the caste system in India, a teen mother joining a climate strike, an anti-gun protester at a school shooter drill, a cyborg social media star striving to self-actualize and a space colonist fighting corruption amongst her own crew. Incorporating personal issues of race, sexuality, gender, ability, class, religion and politics with global matters such as the environment, technology, healthcare and social reform, these stories are as urgent right now as they will be in the revolutionary years sure to follow.
‘Teens of Tomorrow’ is comprised of the top ten entries from Odd Voice Out’s second annual short story contest, along with bonus content from in-house authors Kell Cowley and K.C. Finn. Socially conscious and politically charged, this anthology of progressive protest fiction takes the hashtags trending today and turns them into powerful YA stories for times yet to come.
Cleopatra // Mighty Me And Feathered Friend // Words Of Mine // Long Live The King // Maquillage // Beside The Seaside // The World Within My Walls // Clockwork Pop // A // Magpie Gold // Unbridled // Recipe For A Dragon // Contagion // The Famine // The Invaders // The Living Room // Forethought // Dashboard Sonata (In A and E) // Four Letter Words // Productivity // This Sky Of Night // A Cat Minute // Current Statements // In The Sunshine // Grateful // Creatures In Need // The Rescuers // Tomorrow // A Vow // Dumb Luck
Black Dog // Here Was A Man // Salvador // There’s Always One // Shiner // Secret Skies // Radiation // Eating Alone // Gaslight Heart // Nice People With Nice Manners // The Door // Lifecoma // Monument // Herstory // Take It Down // Fear Makes Its Home // Greed Is Good // What’s Your Excuse? // Production // Shadow // Hijack // Heart Logic // Hollow Storm // To Absent Friends // The Face Of Danger // The Thing // Leaf Fallen I // Caving In & Caving Out // Solid. Liquid. Gas. // Light
With settings that range from Scotland to Syria, Mexico to Mauritius, Africa to Russia, these stories take us to all corners of the globe and into the lives of young people with their own unique circumstances and perspectives. Characters dealing with issues of culture and class, exploring their sexuality and gender identity, or letting us into their experiences with illness, disability or neurodiversity. Their tales span all genres and can’t be reduced to labels. These are stories about bending the rules and breaking the law. Stories of fighting for survival and finding your place in the world. Stories of family solidarity, unlikely friendships and aching first love told by teenagers who don’t always fit in and aren’t often heard.
With a foreword by award winning YA author Catherine Johnson, this anthology brings together the top ten stories of Odd Voice Out’s 2019 Not So Normal Narrators contest, as well as bonus stories from in-house authors Kell Cowley and K.C. Finn.
Fallow Heart is the story of Lorelai Blake, a self-conscious, overweight seventeen-year-old who discovers that a demon has pierced her heart, sparking an incredible transformation. Sleepwalking, fits of rage and impossible strength force Lori to accept that part of her is no longer human. It was hard enough fitting in before, and now that hurtful voice in her head has taken an even more sinister tone. Worse than this, bodies are being discovered. People in Chester are dying and they have only one connection: a nocturnal killer who savages its prey.
Lori seeks help from the D.C., an organisation formed to treat infected children, but even they can’t protect her from the Harvest. When her powers reach their peak, the beast that infected her will return to consume those powers, killing her in the process. She learns the awful truth from a rebellious new friend, Kasabian, who seems to have found a way to avoid this grisly fate. With a detective on her back and a demon in her heart, Lori must master her darkness and follow the murder trail before it reaches the people she loves, and all before the terrifying Harvest sets in. Along the way, her outward insecurities pale in comparison to much bigger problems.
When you’re becoming more demonic by the day, it’s what's on the inside that counts.
Fallow Heart is a tale of strength, suspicion and the supernatural for ages fourteen and up.