FEATURED NOVELS & COMICS

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BIRDS DON'T SWIM IN THE WINTER BY KENYATA GARNER

FHC April 2021 Novel

17 year old Dakota has had a a relatively good life. She’s smart, quiet kept, beautiful, and all around a pretty good kid. But when her only sibling goes off to college, inevitably morphing into someone Dakota doesn’t know, She suddenly finds herself alone. For Dakota, her Junior Year in high school started off fine until a mysterious boy shows up and is seemingly following her every move. Who is he? What does he want? To make matters worse, Dakota is faced with a heartbreaking dilemma as she watches her parents “marriage,” take a turn for the worst. The constant fighting, yelling, screaming, and even physical violence, has seemingly ended their once happy family when an age old secret finally comes to light.


Birds don’t swim in the winter deals with a plethora of emotions, situations, trauma, and normal teenage life. Three teens who have all had to find their way in the world, must keep it together long enough to survive Highschool. Even when the whole world seems to be against them.


Will Dakota be able to find the missing pieces? Can she save her family from their inevitable demise? Can she mend the relationship between her and her only sibling? Or will she cave under the pressure? Read now to find out why Birds, Don’t swim in the winter.

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IS'NANA THE WERE-SPIDER, VOL. 1: FORGOTTEN STORIES BY GREG ANDERSON ELYSEE

FHC April 2021 Comic

Accidentally breaking a barrier between our world and theirs (called THE MOTHER KINGDOM), Is'nana, the son of Anansi (The West African God of Spiders) accepts the responsibility for releasing creatures of horror into our world, villains who want nothing more but to cause chaos and mayhem to achieve their own diabolical or selfish goals. With guidance from his father, Is'nana not only strives to live up to his father's name but to also reach his own potential while he seeks to discover his individuality and place in the world.

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MOVE THE NEEDLE BY CHRISTIAN CASHELLE

FHC February 2021 Novella

Sage is a successful management consultant who prides herself on her work. In fact, it’s the only thing in her life that seems to be on track. After her last failed relationship, she swore off men and vowed to focus on building her brand.


Pierre has been successful all of his life. Nothing he touched ever fell short of gold, so opening his own business was inevitable. When his shareholders press for a better turnaround, he is forced to hire a consultant as a last saving grace. Both stubborn and strong willed, Sage and Pierre’s professional relationship is a rocky one. When Sage uncovers the issues within his business, Pierre realizes that she was everything he needed in his life.


Will Sage abandon her promise to swear off men or will Pierre’s business not be the only thing moving in a new direction?

INTRO: LACONIC BY W.H. ROSE

FHC February 2021 Novel

Taein Kim, affectionately known as "Blondie", is an incredibly talented young man and leader of the rookie K-Pop group Eclipse. Tae has his whole life and career in front of him, but it comes to a screeching halt when a standard meet and greet leads to him finding his soulmate, a foreign girl named after the goddess of love.Venus Woods is the young heiress of the largest tech corporation in Southeastern America. Her life revolves around meaningless events and empty white walls, devoid of color and purpose. She never thought she would meet her favorite idol group, Eclipse, let alone form the incredibly rare soulmate bond with their leader. As if that’s not life-changing enough, her absent mother is determined to have the two married, using her daughter as a bargaining chip.Separated by lifestyle, culture, and language, the teens have wall after wall between them. None of it stops the blossom of love that blooms in their hearts when they lock eyes under the cover of a thunderstorm.

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RENISHA + CJAY BY ZAY ARTS

FHC February 2021 Comic

This comic strip book is about a boy named CJay and his struggle to face his fears and finally ask the girl he's had a crush on to go to prom with him.


This comic strip book is 16 pages of pure silliness. It's got a few laughable moments and a few memorable moments as well. 

Suitable for ages 12 and up

OKEMUS BY T.J. STERLING

FHC February 2021 Comic 

OKEMUS is a sci-fi manga sentai-esk action epic about a young man named Cale who unknowingly possesses a latent super-human ability that could potentially save the human race. Enter the Okemus Hunters four villainous bio-mechanical warriors who have traveled from a dark desolate future to our modern day time period to acquire this ability and use for there own evil purposes. 

As the Hunters get closer to Cale this latent super-human ability begins to AWAKEN. 

Unbeknownst to this young man is the path that awaits him where the key to the salvation of two worlds could solely lean on his shoulders! 

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CERTAIN REPRISAL BY KEVIN MACKLIN

FHC January 2021 Novel

When no one can help, when the police are out of leads, and when everyone is out of answers, there's only one man left they can turn to: Jon Dough. Jon Dough is what you'd call a capable criminal. Intelligent, calculated, tenacious, and trained to take care of himself by a former KGB agent, Jon ends up being his community's last hope. Whether the job is a rescue mission, finding a kidnapped victim, or preventing unnecessary death and destruction, he's got the skills to get the job done.

Suitable for Adults

LEGACY OF THE VIEW BY CURTIS "SPECKS" THOMPSON

FHC January 2021 Comic

Legacy of The View is about a teenaged inspiring music engineer named Chaz, that interns at his uncle's recording studio. He loves crafting the best sound for artist, but he has to balance it around being a high school student and defending the city against the Howl. Join Chaz in his Daily life in The Legacy Of The View.

Suitable for All Ages

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TO ASTERA, WITH LOVE BY AMANDA ROSS

FHC December 2020 Novel

America, 2022 - drugs are legal, witches are real, and a literal vampire is President. In this world of boutique blood bars and policies that force witches to out themselves, 21-year-old Mercury Amell just wants to live. He wishes that the ages-old feud between vampires and witches didn’t exist. He wishes that his powers and his skin color didn’t increase his odds of being burned at the stake. After making a powerful enemy, Mercury and his friends must travel to Astera, an annual gathering of all witchkind. They battle vampiric cops, evil witches, aggressive humans, and each other along the way as they struggle to make it in one piece. Will their collective power be enough to get them to Astera safely? Or will they fall prey to their enemies and the laws that spell their destruction?

Suitable for Adults

BOLD SAGA BY EUWARNII HUGHES

FHC December 2020 Comic

Bold Saga is an afrofuturistic manga that follows the adventures of Masego, a meek teen whose dreams of joining the elite prep academy, NEBULA, has been exhausted. However, when he makes one decision that unlocks a supernatural encounter, he finds out what it truly means to be BOLD.

Suitable for all ages

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POCKETBOOK DIARIES BY L.C. ROGERS

FHC November 2020 Novel

When the intelligent and determined 15 year old Zyaire Ryan discovers her great-grandmother's missing pocketbook, a thousand year old mystery begins to unravel. After the pocketbook one day takes on a life of its own, Zyaire is sucked inside and hurled into the clandestine world of Aphrodan, where she meets Acaeus; General of North Aphrodan. Soon, battle lines are drawn as her presence sparks off a life or death struggle spanning from Aphrodan to Earth with Zyaire caught in the middle. It is only through Zyaire's inner strength, Acaeus' love, and the help of a faithful friend that she can make it out alive.

Suitable for Young Adult readers and up!

THE SEARCH FOR SADIQAH BY GREG BURNHAM

FHC November 2020 Comic

Historical action adventure fantasy. The story follows Sadiqah, a 13 year old girl forced to flee her home, and traverse through the 1920’s Southwest U.S., in search of a mythological place.

Suitable for all ages

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BLACK WATER TALES: THE UNWANTED BY JEANNICOLE RIVERS

FHC October 2020 Novel

In the remote, eastern European town of Borslav there is St. Sebastian orphanage, a place where people discard their unwanted children. For the American, Blaire Baker, it’s the perfect place to volunteer her services. Paired with a cheerful volunteer nurse, Blaire is enthusiastic about the possibilities, but is quickly discouraged when she encounters the nefarious nature of the staff and the deplorable conditions of the facility and the children. 


Upon arrival, one of the children informs Blaire, “There’s something in the basement.” It isn’t long before strange things begin happening, including Blaire’s flashbacks of the accident that killed her parents. The children soon suffer injuries that Blaire, first, fears may be the deeds of the callous workers but she soon thinks the abuse may originate from a source that is less than human, something unwanted. 


The unwanted is coming but in order for Blaire to fight it, she must dig into St. Sebastian and herself in search of truth. Blaire wants nothing more than to help the children, but when she discovers the tragedy that happened in the basement and learns that the same evil forces are still at work, it will be Blaire who needs help…

 There’s something in the basement.

Suitable for Adults

FINDING EDEN BY K.R.S. MCENTIRE

FHC September 2020 Novel

Lilah has heard rumors of a garden paradise known as Eden somewhere out in the wilds. Forced out of post-apocalyptic Chicago when her mutant abilities come to light, it's her only hope of safety.


But she's not the only one roaming the wastelands.


On Adam’s first mission as a newly-qualified Warden, he is tasked with finding and destroying the heart of the Resistance–Eden.


When Lilah's and Adam's destinies collide, neither can deny the spark of attraction between them, but how long can they journey together before their secrets come to light?


When Lilah lets down her barriers, Adam sees her for who she truly is and is faced with an impossible choice–between duty and his heart.

Suitable for Young Adults and up!

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NARCOTINK BY MADD BELOVEDD

FHC September 2020 Comic

Integrating the human soul into a robotic body has been humanity's saving grace since the cataclysmic moonfall. To protect themselves from the devastation, humans now live in domes. 


The World Wardens was founded to bring a sense of justice and balance back to the world, though not all domes agree with their self imposed rule.


 Colt Reins, a detective for the WW, goes to find a missing person as a favor for an old friend but instead stumbles into a den of putrid horrors. 


From here his night only gets worse.

Suitable for Adults

THEY CAME FROM THE RIVER BY LAUREN JIMERSON

FHC August 2020 Novel

Pliny, Michigan is a town like no other in America. With the peaceful Iroquois River flowing through it, Pliny is a diverse but poor village built on the traditions of ancestry, marriage and inheritance in which the old families used to hold power and rank.

Siobhan June is a successful author from an old family. After returning back to her childhood home for her great-grandmother’s funeral, she is commissioned by the Pliny Historical Society to write a biography of the city. In her pursuit of writing a worthwhile book, she stumbles on to a murder mystery that awakens a deeply rooted ancient magic that is associated with the river, Pliny, and even Siobhan, herself.

Suitable for Adults

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SANKOFA'S EYMBRACE BY ANTOINE GHOST MITCHELL

FHC August 2020 Comic

The Sankofa Children, Hueman representatives of  Mya’at, Swan of Order and Yurugu, Swan of Chaos haven’t been seen for thousands of years.

​They were the keepers of Balance in the world  but none, save a few, remember who they were.

When thief Aybel Ani steals the Yurugu Feather and meets the Chosen One, Assata Mwokozi, he finds himself thrust in the middle of an ancient battle between Balance and the malevolent entity, DysOrder.

Aybel and Assata will embark upon an adventure where they will encounter individuals, both friend and foe, and also those as old as creation.

Antoine GHOST Mitchell proudly presents to you his debut Afro-Fantasy that has been 19 years in the making...

Suitable for all ages

 
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TO ASTERA, WITH LOVE

Amanda Ross

America, 2022 - drugs are legal, witches are real, and a literal vampire is President. In this world of boutique blood bars and policies that force witches to out themselves, 21-year-old Mercury Amell just wants to live. He wishes that the ages-old feud between vampires and witches didn’t exist. He wishes that his powers and his skin color didn’t increase his odds of being burned at the stake. After making a powerful enemy, Mercury and his friends must travel to Astera, an annual gathering of all witchkind. They battle vampiric cops, evil witches, aggressive humans, and each other along the way as they struggle to make it in one piece. Will their collective power be enough to get them to Astera safely? Or will they fall prey to their enemies and the laws that spell their destruction?

Suitable for Adults

BOLD SAGA

Euwarnii Hughes

Bold Saga is an afrofuturistic manga that follows the adventures of Masego, a meek teen whose dreams of joining the elite prep academy, NEBULA, has been exhausted. However, when he makes one decision that unlocks a supernatural encounter, he finds out what it truly means to be BOLD.

Suitable for all ages

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POCKETBOOK DIARIES

L.C. Rogers

When the intelligent and determined 15 year old Zyaire Ryan discovers her great-grandmother's missing pocketbook, a thousand year old mystery begins to unravel. After the pocketbook one day takes on a life of its own, Zyaire is sucked inside and hurled into the clandestine world of Aphrodan, where she meets Acaeus; General of North Aphrodan. Soon, battle lines are drawn as her presence sparks off a life or death struggle spanning from Aphrodan to Earth with Zyaire caught in the middle. It is only through Zyaire's inner strength, Acaeus' love, and the help of a faithful friend that she can make it out alive.

Suitable for Young Adult readers and up!

THE SEARCH FOR SADIQAH

Greg Burnham

Historical action adventure fantasy. The story follows Sadiqah, a 13 year old girl forced to flee her home, and traverse through the 1920’s Southwest U.S., in search of a mythological place.

Suitable for all ages

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BLACK WATER TALES: THE UNWANTED

JeanNicole Rivers

In the remote, eastern European town of Borslav there is St. Sebastian orphanage, a place where people discard their unwanted children. For the American, Blaire Baker, it’s the perfect place to volunteer her services. Paired with a cheerful volunteer nurse, Blaire is enthusiastic about the possibilities, but is quickly discouraged when she encounters the nefarious nature of the staff and the deplorable conditions of the facility and the children. 


Upon arrival, one of the children informs Blaire, “There’s something in the basement.” It isn’t long before strange things begin happening, including Blaire’s flashbacks of the accident that killed her parents. The children soon suffer injuries that Blaire, first, fears may be the deeds of the callous workers but she soon thinks the abuse may originate from a source that is less than human, something unwanted. 


The unwanted is coming but in order for Blaire to fight it, she must dig into St. Sebastian and herself in search of truth. Blaire wants nothing more than to help the children, but when she discovers the tragedy that happened in the basement and learns that the same evil forces are still at work, it will be Blaire who needs help…

 There’s something in the basement.

Suitable for Adults

DAYBLACK

Keef Cross

Beneath the polluted clouds of DayBlack, Georgia, exists a murderer. After hundreds of years of killing to survive, he no longer wants to simply exist . . . he wants to live. 


DayBlack is the story of Merce, a former slave who was bitten by a vampire in the cotton fields. Four hundred years later, he works as a tattoo artist in the small town of DayBlack. The town has a sky so dense with pollution that the sun is nowhere to be seen, allowing Merce to move about freely, night or day. 


Even darker than the clouds are the dreams he’s been having that are causing him to fall asleep at the most awkward times (even while he’s tattooing someone). As he struggles to decipher his dreams, someone from his past returns with plans for him—plans that will threaten his new way of life and turn him back into the cold-hearted killer he once was.

Suitable for Adults

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FINDING EDEN

K.R.S. McEntire

Lilah has heard rumors of a garden paradise known as Eden somewhere out in the wilds. Forced out of post-apocalyptic Chicago when her mutant abilities come to light, it's her only hope of safety.


But she's not the only one roaming the wastelands.


On Adam’s first mission as a newly-qualified Warden, he is tasked with finding and destroying the heart of the Resistance–Eden.


When Lilah's and Adam's destinies collide, neither can deny the spark of attraction between them, but how long can they journey together before their secrets come to light?


When Lilah lets down her barriers, Adam sees her for who she truly is and is faced with an impossible choice–between duty and his heart.

Suitable for Young Adults and up

NARCOTINK

Madd Belovedd

Integrating the human soul into a robotic body has been humanity's saving grace since the cataclysmic moonfall. To protect themselves from the devastation, humans now live in domes. 


The World Wardens was founded to bring a sense of justice and balance back to the world, though not all domes agree with their self imposed rule.


 Colt Reins, a detective for the WW, goes to find a missing person as a favor for an old friend but instead stumbles into a den of putrid horrors. 


From here his night only gets worse.

Suitable for Adults

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THEY CAME FROM THE RIVER

Lauren Jimerson

Pliny, Michigan is a town like no other in America. With the peaceful Iroquois River flowing through it, Pliny is a diverse but poor village built on the traditions of ancestry, marriage and inheritance in which the old families used to hold power and rank.

Siobhan June is a successful author from an old family. After returning back to her childhood home for her great-grandmother’s funeral, she is commissioned by the Pliny Historical Society to write a biography of the city. In her pursuit of writing a worthwhile book, she stumbles on to a murder mystery that awakens a deeply rooted ancient magic that is associated with the river, Pliny, and even Siobhan, herself.

Suitable for Adults

SANKOFA'S EYMBRACE

Antoine Ghost Mitchell

The Sankofa Children, Hueman representatives of  Mya’at, Swan of Order and Yurugu, Swan of Chaos haven’t been seen for thousands of years.

​They were the keepers of Balance in the world  but none, save a few, remember who they were.

When thief Aybel Ani steals the Yurugu Feather and meets the Chosen One, Assata Mwokozi, he finds himself thrust in the middle of an ancient battle between Balance and the malevolent entity, DysOrder.

Aybel and Assata will embark upon an adventure where they will encounter individuals, both friend and foe, and also those as old as creation.

Antoine GHOST Mitchell proudly presents to you his debut Afro-Fantasy that has been 19 years in the making...

Suitable for all ages

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