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Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome

One woman battles the coming Dark Ages.

Twilight Empress tells the little-known story of a remarkable woman: Placidia, sister to one of the last Roman Emperors. Roman Empress and Gothic Queen, Placidia does the unthinkable: she rules the failing Western Roman Empire. A life of ambition, power, and intrigue she doesn’t seek, but can’t refuse; her actions shape the face of Western Europe for centuries. A woman as well as an empress, Placidia suffers love, loss, and betrayal. Can her intelligence, tenacity, and ambition help her survive and triumph over scheming generals, rebellious children, and Attila the Hun?

Author:  Faith L. Justice
Print ISBN:  978-06922460511
Length:  392 pp
Price:  $13.99 (Print-discounts vary) $3.99 (eBook)
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Tokoyo, the Samurai’s Daughter

Most noble-born girls of Tokoyo’s age learn to sing, paint, and write poetry.

Not Tokoyo.

She’s an adventurous girl! Tokoyo is the daughter of a samurai in fourteenth century Japan. Her father trains her in the martial arts. When he is away, she escapes to the sea where she works with the Ama—a society of women and girls who dive in the deep waters for food and treasure. But disaster strikes her family. Can Tokoyo save her father using the lessons she learned and the skills she mastered to overcome corrupt officials, her own doubts, and a nasty sea demon?

Author:  Faith L. Justice
Illustrator: Kayla Gilliam
Print ISBN:  978-0692677087
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017930973
Length:  122 pp
Price:  $6.99 (Print-discounts vary), $2.99 (ebook), $5.95 (Audio Books, discounts vary)
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 Sword of the Gladiatrix

Two women. Two swords. One victor.

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An action-packed tale that exposes the brutal underside of Imperial Rome, Sword of the Gladiatrix brings to life unforgettable characters and exotic settings. From the far edges of the Empire, two women come to battle on the hot sands of the arena in Nero’s Rome: Afra, scout and beast master to the Queen of Kush; and Cinnia, warrior-bard and companion to Queen Boudica of the British Iceni. Enslaved, forced to fight for their lives and the Romans’ pleasure; they seek to replace lost friendship, love, and family in each other’s arms. But the Roman arena offers only two futures: the Gate of Life for the victors or the Gate of Death for the losers.

Author:  Faith L. Justice
ISBN:  978-0692386491
Length:  260 pp
Price:  $11.99 (Print-discounts vary) $3.99 (eBook)
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Selene of Alexandria

This story of ambition, love and political intrigue brings to life colorful characters and an exotic time and place. In A.D. 412 Alexandria, against the backdrop of a city torn by religious and political strife, Selene struggles to achieve her dream of becoming a physician—an unlikely goal for an upper class Christian girl. Hypatia, the famed Lady Philosopher of Alexandria and the Augustal Prefect Orestes offer their patronage and protection. But will it be enough to save Selene from murderous riots, the machinations of a charismatic Bishop and—most dangerous of all—her own impulsive nature?

Author:  Faith L. Justice
ISBN:  978-160145813
Length:  346 pp
Price:  $17.95 $14.99 (Print-discounts vary) $5.99 $3.99 (eBook)
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 Hypatia: Her Life and Times

Hypatia 3d-coverWho was Hypatia of Alexandria?

A brilliant young mathematician and scientist, murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic taken out by a political enemy? A sorceress who kept the governor and people of Alexandria in thrall through her satanic wiles? Did she discover that the earth circled the sun a thousand years before Copernicus or was she merely a gifted geometry teacher? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this collection of essays on the life and times of Hypatia, Lady Philosopher of Alexandria.

Author:  Faith L. Justice
Print ISBN:  978-1479157358
Length:  105 pp
Price:  $6.49 (Print-discounts vary) $2.99 (eBook)
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The Reluctant Groom and Other Historical Stories

Enjoy historical fiction? Like short stories?

HSC 3d coverThen dive into this collection of historical shorts by an award-winning author. You’ll find stories of heroism, love, and adventure: a panicked bachelor faced with an arranged marriage, a man battling a blizzard to get home for his child’s birth, a Viking shield maiden exploring a new world, a young boy torn between love for his ailing grandmother and duty to an Empress. Whether set in imperial Rome, colonial America, or the ancient African kingdom of Kush, these stories bring to life men and women struggling to survive and thrive—the eternal human condition.

Author:  Faith L. Justice
Print ISBN:  978-0692544440
Length:  122 pp
Price:  $6.99 (Print-discounts vary), $2.99 (eBook), $5.95 (audio prices vary)
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Slow Death and Other Dark Tales 

Looking for sparkly vampires or heroic werewolves? Sorry, you won’t find them here.

Slow Death 3d-coverHumans—and the occasional ghost—intent on murder, revenge, and righting wrongs take center stage in these tales. Meet a grieving mother witnessing a death-row execution, a wronged bureaucrat condemned to a future drug rehabilitation center, an Alzheimer’s patient trapped in his own deteriorating mind, a ghost on a mission of justice, and more in this collection of the author’s best dark fiction.

Author: Faith L. Justice
Print ISBN: 978-1601458131
Length: 70 pp; 1.5 hours
Price: $5.99 print (discounts vary), $2.99 eBook, $5.95 audible book (discounts vary)
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Time Again and Other Fantastic Stories

What would you do with an extra hour of life?

Time Again 3d-coverKiss your sweetheart? East ice cream? Graffiti your workplace? Find out how one man uses his bonus hour in the award-winning story “Time Again.” Then check out how a young woman deals with a transforming experience, business consultant Alice overhauls Wonderland, a fierce mother takes on the devil who wants to marry her daughter, and more in this collection of five of the authors best fantasy stories. Contains a bonus interview with acclaimed fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin.

Author: Faith L. Justice
Print ISBN: 978-1601458131
Length: 90 pp
Price: $5.99 (Print-discounts vary), $2.99 (eBook). $5.95 (audio-discounts vary)
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Circles in the Hair

cith-3DCIRCLES IN THE HAIR, an anthology by the members of CITH, features the work of Linda Addison, four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award; Faith L. Justice, author of Twilight Empress; Gerard Houarner, author of Road to Hell; Gordon Linzner, editor emeritus of Space & Time Magazine; plus many more.

The stories are set in times as distant as Bronze Age China and the far flung future; and in places as strange as a courthouse in Brooklyn and the Edge of the universe. Meet a were-moose, aboriginal spirits, a fetal vampire, and the devil’s mother-in-law. These stories, poems and illustrations evoke laughter, tears, shivers, and thoughtfulness. Five were singled out for Honorable Mention by Ellen Datlow in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Collection, including Faith’s story “Time Again.”

Editors: Faith L. Justice, Gordon Linzner
ISBN: 978-1591137659
Length: 250 pages
Price: Free eBook
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Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism

cup comfort-3dA collection of inspiring true stories that relates the strength, love, and devotion families like yours draw on daily. These heartwarming tales will connect you to other devoted and courageous parents, while giving light to your blessing—your child.You will share the power of a family’s love with parents such as: Karen, who fears that her son with autism will be labeled “the Weird Kid,” but instead watches as his peers accept him on the field and in the classroom. Kathryn, a divorcee who must explain to her teen with autism the abstract concept of love when his father decides to remarry. It’s tough being a parent. But “A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism” lets you know that you are not facing this challenge alone. Faith contributed a story titled “A Child Like Me.”

Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 978-1593376839
Length: 339 pages
Price: $9.95 (eBook)
Available at: Amazon