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Last Quarter of the Moon Publishing

We are so proud of our inaugural line up of works and authors. We kicked off our first publication earlier this summer with the release of the Young Adult Fantasy novel, Return of the Dragon Knights, the debut by teen author, Alex D.K. Courter. The staff at Last Quarter of the Moon would like to join the author in thanking the fans who made his first book such a success.

And that was just the beginning. The summer swelter kept us indoors, and that meant more time behind the keyboard! We have three novels and two short stories slated for publication heading into the Fall. Each book expands the variety and depth of our body of work. Whether you are into fantasy, suspense, horror, comedy, or a feel good novel, we have a veritable cornucopia in the works for your reading pleasure.


Debut: Alex Courter's Fantasy, Return of the Dragon Knights

Once a disciple of the dark arts and lore, the decrepit Shadow King thrives with an insatiable lust for power. Enticing liege and lord, he is determined to corrupt the entire world if only in order to make himself all the stronger; he spreads darkness across the land, raising hordes of the dead to do his bidding and subvert the residents of Entraydia.

Enter Maxwell. Born to parents of lowly status, the arrival of the Shadow King at his nativity is unexpected and unwelcome: for the Shadow King has come for the boy, for he is the one foretold to defeat the darkness once and for all. The Shadow King is not, however, the only unexpected visitor. The Dragon Knights return once again with their stones of magic to save the infant and his family. And that is only the beginning.
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Written at the age of 15, Return of the Dragon Knights is the debut novel by teen author, Alex Courter. As it unfolds, this page turner tells the story of a young man who must fight for love, freedom, and friendship.


New Online Episode: Michael Courter's Have You Seen Her?

Our second novel is another debut, the suspense thriller, Have You Seen Her? this time of publisher and editor-in-chief, Michael Courter. Have You Seen Her? begs the question: How far would you be willing to go to save the one you love?
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The release of the book was only the beginning of the story. We decided to do something truly 'novel' with Have You Seen Her? The text has been released simultaneously both as a serial and in its entirety as an ebook. We are extremely excited about this prospect and couldn't be more thrilled. Each Friday, a new episode will be revealed here on this site. Each Friday, the previous chapter will come down and a new one will be revealed. Follow Jack as he searches for his daughter in this page burning thriller.


Sasha Raught's Tempting Fate

Who said that you can't tell a book by its cover? They haven't seen what we have in store. Two novels released and both books sport custom cover artwork by the incomparable painter and illustrator, Sasha Raught.

An accomplished novelist in his own right, we are thrilled to announce the addition of Sasha Raught to our growing list of authors with the upcoming release of his debut novel early next month. Tempting Fate Can Be Dangerous is the conclusion that a young and beautiful Private Detective figures out when she accepts a job investigating strange disappearances in Leisure Village.

A modern Detective, lost in the past.

Suspenseful! Exciting! Terrifying!
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Debut Short Story: Anthezar's The Prince and the Time Keeper

New school, new teachers, new friends...

Life is unfair. Sophie Karr has moved so many times, she can't keep count. She lives her life out of unpacked boxes. Before they can settle into their new home, her family is on the move once more.

Enter Will. The bad boy. Everyone hates him. And Sophie can't quite understand why. The word around town is that Will Vance is a delinquent, a troublemaker. No one will sit with him. His teachers scold him for correct answers. Even the lunch ladies seem to hate him.

To Sophie, Will is a quiet, shy boy: frail, abused, and half starved. She befriends him, despite all the naysayers, and discovers a shocking history: one that involves her and Will.

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