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Now Available: Kyanite Press Vol. 2, Issue 1

This issue: Thrilling tales of high fantasy!

Join us as we explore ten different realms of magic, adventure, and excitement! From exploring ancient ruins to save a sickly child in The Hand That Holds to the classic sword and sorcery action of The Iron Sorcerer, this issue proves that high fantasy can provide a platform for a variety of entertaining, exciting, and thoughtful stories.

A new beginning to a beloved franchise.
Five novelettes, five short stories, ten amazing authors.
Almost 100,000 words, four times as many as our previous regular issues.

Over 200 pages of fantasy adventures!

Get your copy now!

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Launching Today: She Cried Wolf by Phebe Yawson

She Cried Wolf by Phebe Yawson launches today! This exciting contemporary fantasy mixes elements of the paranormal and the fantastic with a family drama that will tug at your heart from beginning till end. Embark on an unexpected journey filled with terror, tension, and the triumph of love in the face of pure evil.

Not just anyone can be The Alpha, and she never expected to be anything but human.

She Cried Wolf

by Phebe Yawson

Tyese is known for being reserved and quiet, but when she accidentally peels back the facade from her family secrets she must rise up to lead her friends and family in a war against an ancient evil. While fighting for the future of all she holds dear, she must also battle ghosts from her past and her changing identity. Not just anyone can be The Alpha, and she never expected to be anything but human.

Genres: Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy

Length: Novella, 218 pages

Retailers:

Amazon // Kobo // Barnes & Noble // Target // IndieBound // Direct

*You can also request a copy from your local independent bookstore or library!

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Launching Today: It Starts with a Kiss by J.L. Peridot

Continuing our month of romance and intrigue, It Starts with a Kiss by J.L. Peridot is out today!

We acquired this steamy, science fiction romance back in the summer of 2018. A year may seem like a long time for book production, but we used every day of it to create and market the final result. Now we’re launching it, and we need your help!

You can purchase a copy from us, AmazonKoboBarnes & Noble, Target, or IndieBound.

You can request a copy from your local library or independent bookstore.

You can add it to your list(s) on Goodreads.

You can share our posts on social media.

If you have a social media presence or blog, you can contact us for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

We appreciate your help more than we can possibly say. We’re a small business and we’re still growing-thanks to you! Every single act of support enables us to continue to bring wildly entertaining, thought-provoking titles to readers who will love them. Stories transform lives.

Learn more about author J.L. Peridot here on her website.

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Welcome to the World, “What They Deserve!”

Today is the publishing day for our third novella, and Sam Hendricks’s first novella, “What They Deserve!”

We are excited to add to our collection of dystopian, cyberpunk stories. If you liked “Night Shift” by B.K. Bass, you’ll probably like “What They Deserve” too!

The story is set in Seattle, WA and follows Summer Wilkins, the official spokesperson for the New Republic. After a shocking murder rocks the city she must uncover the truth behind the new “Inevix patches” being distributed to the public.

Join us today on Twitter at 11am MT for a Q&A with Sam and afterwards, for an open Q&A with all three of us owner/editors.

-B.K., Sophia & Sam

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10% Off Back Issues of the Kyanite Press

Hello readers!

The first two regular issues of the Kyanite Press, along with the Halloween Special Edition and the Fables and Fairy Tales Digest, are 10% off in our web store right now with coupon KPBackIssue at checkout.

Get them while supplies last!

This is a fantastic time to explore the evolution of the journal and the stories from talented writers like Matthew Standiford, Zachary Ashford, Daniel Gunderson, Hanson Oak, Leo Charles M, Benjamin Hope, Chad D. Christy, Michael Nadeau, K. Baldwin & Lyra Ricci, Professor Cognome, Richard D. Mellinger Jr., Stephen Coghlan, C.L. Schneider & J.R. Swiger, Danielle Ancona, and Paul Blake!

Learn more about all our contributors here.

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Cover Reveal: Loved Mars, Hated the Food by Willie Handler

Hello readers!

We are excited to reveal the cover of Loved Mars, Hated the Food by Willie Handler!

Synopsis:

Dix Jenner, a self-proclaimed slacker, is the first chef to live—and maybe die—on Mars. After an explosion kills his colony companions and leaves him with nothing but his spacesuit, his time on the faraway planet is about to expire… until he’s rescued by friendly Martians and opens a cafe—who knew Martians loved espresso?

Unfortunately, his success attracts the attention of the corrupt and narcissistic Martian Grand Leader. Forced to run to avoid being imprisoned, Dix gets lucky: a NASA rescue mission lands on Mars. But seeing it brings back the dark secret he’s been keeping from himself about the colony’s explosion, and now Dix must choose between returning to Earth or spending the rest of his life in a cell on the dusty red planet where he belongs.

So without further ado, here is the cover!

You can find Loved Mars, Hated the Food here.
Learn more about the author, Willie Handler, on his website here.

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Kyanite Press BINGO Starts Today!

Here’s something you didn’t know you needed: Kyanite Press BINGO!

Rules:

The BINGO board will be up and “in play” for the next two weeks, ending on Tuesday, February 5th. You have until then to claim a BINGO.

As you’ll see, this BINGO board is a little different than standard boards. Each space contains an element or theme from a story in one of the first three issues of the Kyanite Press. Identify the story the element corresponds to and mark the space with the title using your favorite graphic editor or you can even do it on paper and send us a picture. Connect any five spaces and you can claim a BINGO. (Alternatively, you can provide us a list of answers using a standard grid format, such as “Self-Reflection” being square B2 – A through E across the top, and 1 through 5 down the side.)

For every BINGO you identify, you’ll be awarded an eBook from our catalog of your choosing! For a BLACKOUT, you’ll be awarded three eBooks of your choosing and a paperback copy of our Fables and Fairy Tales Digest!

Please do not share your answers online. If you claim a BLACKOUT, you cannot also claim individual BINGO(S). Claim your awards by emailing your answers to info@kyanitepublishing.com before February 28th, 2019.

Discuss (but do not share your answers) on Twitter using hashtag #kyanitebingo. Thanks for playing!

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Kyanite Kiss Goodbye

As part of our strategic planning for 2019 and based on feedback from our readers and authors, we are reorganizing our imprints. The most substantial change is that the titles we’ve contracted under Kyanite Kiss will be published under Kyanite Publishing. Kyanite Kiss will cease to exist as of this month.

We hope this will eliminate any confusion about science fiction and fantasy being our primary genres at this time. All of the stories we publish with romance elements are also science fiction or fantasy, and we are primarily focused on that readership at this time.

Please contact info@kyanitepublishing.com if you’d like additional information about our imprints, catalog, and submissions policy.

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Press Release 7-11-2018

JULY 11TH, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KYANITE PUBLISHING LLC, a limited liability company registered in the state of Colorado, announced a soft launch on July 11th, 2018. Their official launch, which will include their Q4 2018 and Q1 2019 titles, will take place on August 11th and 12th, 2018.

The Kyanite Publishing LLC Vision: To bring forth thought-provoking and timeless pieces of fiction in the categories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror and provide unparalleled value to authors and readers.

Kyanite Publishing LLC is managed by three authors and member-owners. Their names and titles are as follows: Sam Hendricks, Marketing Director and Editor in Chief of Kyanite Glass; B.K. Bass, Acquisitions Director and Editor in Chief of The Kyanite Press and Kyanite Crypt; Sophia LeRoux, Operations Director and Managing Editor of Kyanite Kiss/Associate Editor of Kyanite Crypt.

“We (Kyanite Publishing LLC, including its subsidiaries and imprints) are more than an independent, speculative fiction publisher. We’re a community of authors and readers and a safe space to gather. The publishing industry is changing and making room for more stories from diverse backgrounds and in edgy sub-genres. We’re excited to leverage our experience in business operations, marketing, and publishing for our authors.” – Sam Hendricks

The Kyanite Press is a bimonthly literary magazine featuring short fiction, author interviews and bios, and contests with cash prizes. Issues will be anthologized annually.

Imprints include Kyanite Glass, digitally publishing science fiction and fantasy short novels, novellas, serials, and intertwining stories; Kyanite Kiss, publishing science fiction and fantasy romance; and Kyanite Crypt publishing horror.

Kyanite Publishing LLC is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Brick and mortar offices are being established in the town’s mid-town neighborhood in partnership with a local commercial real estate agency. Kyanite Publishing LLC lives by the “shop local” philosophy and is currently seeking collaborations with local businesses, book sellers, and organizations.