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About Stefon Mears
Stefon Mears grew up in California, Middle-Earth, and Amber. He went to U.C. Berkeley intending to major in Genetics, but the call of storytelling compelled him to graduate with a B.A. in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Mythology and Ritual). He later earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, with a Fiction major, and has published many short stories, poems and essays.
Stefon has been an invited guest at a major Vodou ceremony in New Orleans, taught classes in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, spoken on a panel at one World Fantasy Conference and given a reading at another, and engraved his own set of Norse runes.
Stefon has worked as a professional audio engineer and played straight pool for money. He is an avid, lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three cats, and when not writing he can often be found playing roleplaying games.
Stefon has six novels in stores now, including the completed Telepath Trilogy and the ongoing Rise of Magic series. Look for him online at http://www.stefonmears.com, on GooglePlus, or @stefonmears on Twitter. He maintains a weekly free fiction list at stefonmears.com/join
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Table of Contents
“Quest for Beer” by Stefon Mears
“Closing the Big Bang” by Michèle Laframboise
“Hero #8” by Ron Collins
“Girls That Glitter” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The Kids Keep Coming” by David H. Hendrickson
“One Last Round at Cozy’s Tavern” by Lisa Silverthorne
“Wider Horizons” by Diana Benedict
“Grounds for Dismissal” by Anthea Sharp
“The Next Dance” by Jamie Ferguson
“Schrodinger’s Bar” by Kim May
“The Gods Are Out Inn” by M. L. Buchman
“The First Ingredient” by Eric Kent Edstrom
“The Legend of Long-Bow and Short-Staff” by Brenda Carre
“Freedom Unbound” by Dory Crowe
“Killing Spree” by Brigid Collins
“The Hot Eagle Roadhouse” by Chuck Heintzelman
“Death at the Pines” by Annie Reed
Turn the pages and follow where only wizards dare to tread.
Inside you'll find…
- "When Floating Castles Don't" -- Hundreds of lives hang on one wizard's skill…
- "Not a Magic Thief" -- An itinerant wizard caught in a political firestorm.
- "Not That Kind of Wizard" -- A kindly old man, full of terrible power…
- "Wandslinger" -- In a lawless, lordless land, a rider solves problems with a stick of holly.
Spell Slingers, a roller coaster ride collection of fantasy short stories. You may never look at magic the same way again! From Stefon Mears, author of the Rise of Magic series, the Cavan Oltblood series and the Spells for Hire series.
Every month Stefon Mears' Patreon supporters enjoy two new short stories. Stories never published anywhere before, but collected here for the first time. In this collection you'll find tales like these…
"Solstice, Shotguns, and a Kiss" -- Armed men descend on a solstice bonfire in this tale of romantic suspense.
"Undead Next Window" -- A lighthearted contemporary fantasy tale in which the only human in the Monster Unemployment Office copes with a wererat with a silver allergy
"Worst Way to Break a Mirror" -- This Spells for Hire tale pits conjure man Heath Cyr against the truth behind the superstition
"Two Kinds of Players" -- An aging minor leaguer and his last chance to make the Big Leagues.
All these and eight more, and all from the wild imagination of Stefon Mears, author of the popular Cavan Oltblood, Rise of Magic and Spells for Hire series.
The Patreon Collection presents those page-turners, whole and unabridged, along with introductions to each story written just for this collection. Volume 6 includes the stories from July-December 2019.
A fallen mage believes he’s reached sanctuary. But when three ingots vanish from the vault he protects for a troll warlord, his search for the thief once again thrusts him in harm’s way.
A troll shaman calls from her deathbed, sending her heiress on a quest to return their people’s magical gemstone to its place of origin. If she succeeds, she becomes the leader of her tribe. If she fails, there will be no tribe to lead.
A wise old auntie and her kin must defend their remote homestead against a marauding troll of old, a fearsome beast bearing great fangs and claws—and gripped by a hunger for human flesh.
An agent of the Society for Magickal Heritage must find the source of an occult disease decimating Britain’s troll enclaves—and fix it. Simple in theory, tricky in practice, for the only place that might hold the information she needs is the ancient and inconveniently lost enclave of Farringale...
A princess faces war on two fronts: demons outside in the forest and hidden enemies in the caves of home. If she loses either battle, everything is lost, even though she’s a badass warrior troll.
From nightmare monsters who enjoy dining on children to spiritual mystics in tune with the natural world, from gritty champions to peculiar cooks, from shy hermits to paladin mages—greenskins, trolls, and orcs feature as heroes or as villains in these 10 tales of magic, myth, and mayhem.
Rick's off at Berkeley for his first semester of college, with his best friend and high school crush hundreds of miles away. Huge classes, dates, dorm life – and a clique of telepaths who dominate the minds of strangers for entertainment.
Will Rick hold to his morals against their seductive philosophies? Or will his code of ethics lead him to clash with more powerful minds?
Immoral Telepathy, the second novel in The Telepath Trilogy. From Stefon Mears, author of the Rise of Magic series.
The perfect grad night kiss with the girl of my dreams. Then her ex- had to go and clock me. With the whole graduating class watching...
I woke up in the hospital a week later — reading the thoughts of everyone around me.
Now I can’t stop.
Secrets coming at me from everywhere. And every one of them from a mind I can reach out and bend.
This power is going to kill me. But if it doesn’t...
...I may become a monster.
Surviving Telepathy, the first book in The Telepath Trilogy, puts a psychic twist on teenage problems and explores the blessing and curse of power. From Stefon Mears, author of the Rise of Magic series.
On a moon with duels, sorcerers, and magic-driven spaceships, a small-time wizard and helioship pilot teams up with a master duelist to fight the corrupt great families who oppress everyone not of their order.
A mourning bootmaker, a street urchin, and a renegade priest plot to steal magic back from the six kingdoms that hoard it, but such a theft might require that they slay a god.
A dashing young suitor seeks the missing—and dangerously powerful—rowan wand as the price to win the hand of his beloved from her reluctant parents. Given that the most skilled wizards and warlocks in the world have failed at this task, his chances seem slim...
Here Be More Magic features 13 tales of wizards, seers, healers, and witches wielding magic of every kind.
Hello my Earthling! Hello my starling!
Hello my space-time alien gal!
A baker’s dozen of tales about creatures from outer space who may or may not have boldly gone where they really shouldn’t have. Tales of aliens who test the creatures of Earth…tales of Earthlings who test the creatures from other planets…aliens who attack…aliens who defend…and aliens who are a little too close for comfort.
Prepare to discover realms at the furthest edges of human imagination.
From the depths of outer space…
To the depths of the sea…
To Portland…and beyond!
Featuring stories by:
Travis Heermann · Rebecca Hodgkins · Charles Eugene Anderson & Jim LeMay · Meyari McFarland · Jason Dias · Debbie Mumford · Ron Collins · Shannon Lawrence · Jamie Ferguson · Stefon Mears · Thea Hutcheson · Robert Jeschonek · DeAnna Knippling
AMAZING MONSTER TALES
Amazing Monster Tales is a series of monster anthologies full of fast-paced action-adventure stories. Whether you love monsters or fear them, they are the coolest! This series features a mix of classic monsters and monsters that you’ve never seen before!
Look for INTO THE BRINY DEEP…and watch out for the sea monsters!
Nineteen and home from college, Rick Blackhall starts a great summer vacation. His first real chance to enjoy full mastery of his telepathic powers.
Only one problem – someone starts killing telepaths.
And that someone's coming for Rick.
Targeting Telepathy, a fast-paced science fiction thrill ride and the exciting conclusion to The Telepath Trilogy. If you like psychic powers or government conspiracies, don't miss Targeting Telepathy!
On the fringes of all three, Captain Dara “Dare” Ross makes her living.
Her “easy job” starts with a shootout in the streets. Pirates, Port Authority, and an alien empire all seem to covet her cargo.
Stealing from Pirates, a space opera adventure with alien empires, starship battles, shootouts, space pirates and more, with the best crew since the Serenity and a female captain who could challenge Malcolm Reynolds and Han Solo. From Stefon Mears, author of The Telepath Trilogy.
Northwest of the town of Drien lies a place avoided by orc, elf and human alike. A stretch of forgotten land, twisted by necromancy. Where grasses, plants, animals … even the very air proves hostile to life.
Cavan Oltblood, half wizard, half warrior, half naked and running through the midnight streets of Drien. Hounded by armed warriors for reasons unknown.
Ahead of Cavan and his friends, a spectral ambush, an angry demigod, a ruthless elvish assassin, and something even worse.
But first Cavan must survive the night…
Spell of Undeath, the third Cavan Oltblood novel. A rollicking fantasy adventure full of thrills and excitement, deadly battles and chilling magic. All set in a vivid, enchanting world you won't want to leave. From Stefon Mears, author of Twice Against the Dragon, With a Broken Sword, and the Spells for Hire series.
The Ice Dagger, a mighty mountain on the border of two lands. Where miners unearth gemstones buzzing with magic forgotten even by the elves of the southern deserts.
Cavan Oltblood, half wizard, half warrior, bastard son of a king. Even three of those gemstones radiate power beyond Cavan's dreams. His to command, if he can survive their secrets. But another covets those gemstones...
And ancient monsters stir deep within that mountain.
The Ice Dagger, an exciting novel of high fantasy adventure, full of powerful magic, lost gods, great friendships, and fierce battles. All set in a lush world you won't want to leave. Roleplaying gamers and fans of World of Warcraft and Skyrim, don't miss this one! From Stefon Mears, author of Half a Wizard and Twice Against the Dragon.