Mark J. Howard

British-born author Mark J. Howard’s first novel, Tempting Fate, is just the sort of thing you expect Robert Rankin to have written while smoking something mind-altering. 

Howard’s style of writing is reminiscent of the humour of Rankin and Pratchett and often set in a quaint English locale just brimming with ancient evil or a past that won’t stay where its supposed to, in the past. His stories are an eclectic mix of science fiction, fantasy, running gags, and twisted English humour. He offers up an outrageous list of characters you’re more likely to meet down the pub, than saving the universe with nothing more than an antiquated Ealing motorcycle, a bag of elastic bands, a pair of pliers, and a battered box of Swan Vesta matches. 

If you are a fan of ribald and sometimes, not so subtle humour, where Lord of the Rings meets Doctor Who, then Howard’s work will probably be right up your dark alley.

Alexandra Wolfe

Alexandra is not  a New York Times bestselling author and isn’t likely to be. But she definitely knows what types of stories she likes to read, and, as a consequence, writes in a lot of different genres.

To date, she has written everything from space opera to murder-mysteries, police procedurals to science fantasy, futuristic fantasies to tales of the supernatural.

One thing you can be certain of, all of Alexandra’s work feature strong female characters engaged in a variety of adventures involving mystery, danger and yes, occasionally, some romance.

Alexandra lives in Quebec, Canada, with her long time partner, a library-sized collection of books and an unhealthy amount of toys.