• Religion & Spirituality

    Calling: an Epic Fantasy Adventure Series

    Join Hamilton Dinger in the epic fantasy series as he battles evil, quarrels with his co-defender, and navigates the struggles of growing up as a starlight warrior in C.S. Johnson’s young adult masterpiece. Perfect for teenagers, college students, and adults who enjoy satire mixed with sweetness, this book is a hilarious take on the life of a teenage superhero.
  • Young Adult

    Fatgirl: Origins: Part One

    Discover a satirical science fiction superhero story that takes on high school, PC culture, and diet culture. In “Fatgirl: Origins: Part One,” follow seventeen-year-old Kallie as she navigates auditions for a reality show, battles her frenemy, and faces unexpected challenges like her PhD-in-nuclear-nanotechnologist grandmother and a terrorist threat. This captivating novel promises to leave you with a fresh perspective on doughnuts and the power of self-love.
  • Young Adult

    The Starlight Chronicles: An Epic Fantasy Adventure Series: Collector Set #1, Books 1-4

    IT’S HERE AT LAST – THE STARLIGHT CHRONICLES, COLLECTOR’S BOXED SET, BOOKS 1-4, with SHORT STORY EPISODES IN BETWEEN EACH BOOK! Box Set includes: BOOK 1, SLUMBERINGA CHRISTMAS EPISODE, AWAKENINGBOOK 2, CALLINGA STARRY KNIGHT EPISODE, FALLINGBOOK 3, SUBMERGINGA WEDDING EPISODE, SEEINGBOOK 4, REMEMBERINGA DATE NIGHT EPISODE, BELONGING Hamilton Dinger has a nearly perfect life as he enters into tenth grade at Apollo Central High School. He has the grades for the top of the class, the good looks, and the charm to get away with just about anything. There is no need for him to believe in anything other than himself, and the idea of good and evil is laughable. But all that changes when a meteorite strikes his town, and the Seven Deadly Sinisters, and their leader, Orpheus, are released. They prey on the city residents, collecting their souls for energy and nefarious purposes. As this is happening, Hamilton’s longtime dormant supernatural powers are awakened, and he discovers he is a fallen Star. And not only that, he has been called to seal away the Sinisters once more – all to Hamilton’s dismay. As the supernatural calling interrupts his perfect life – with his friends at school, his fame on the football team, and his prestigious job at the mayor’s office – Hamilton finds a mix of relief and further aggravation in Elysian, a changeling dragon who declares himself to be Hamilton’s “mentor,” and Starry Knight, Hamilton’s infuriating, secretive, and powerful co-defender, another fallen Star who has the power to seal away the Sinisters and their soul-sucking minions. Can Hamilton and his team find a way to work together to save Apollo City? Can Hamilton overcome his own selfish desires to find the will to fight? Find out in the first part of this epic fantasy adventure series about superheroes, fallen Stars, and high school from C. S. Johnson! Read more
  • Children's

    Beauty’s Curse: a Historical Fantasy Fairy Tale Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

    “I have better things to do.” “Like what?” Rose asked. “Waste your life on a fool’s journey, under a silly girl’s orders?” “I have never considered saving your life to be the same as wasting mine, Rosary.” He came and stood in front of her, the ease of his presence replaced by an unusual heat rather than familiar warmth. Rose had never before been bothered by the six inches he stood taller than her, but all of a sudden the shadow of his strength imposed itself on her. The cursed beauty of the moonlight revealed the clarity and sharpness of his eyes as she gazed up at him. “What if you did waste your life though? What if?” “If I have wasted my life, I have wasted it on you. Willingly.” For four years, Princess Aurora of Rhone—Rose to her friends—has searched the world for a way to break the curse placed on her by Magdalina, the wicked ruler of the fairies at war with her kingdom. Under the curse, Rose is doomed to die on her eighteenth birthday after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. And time is running out. On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Rose makes the journey home with her friends—Theo, a priest with a penchant for revenge; Mary, a young and talented fairy; and Ethan and Sophia, siblings with a troubled past–as pressure from her father, King Stefanos, leaves her with two equally unsatisfying options: Abdicate the throne, or get married. Enjoy this novella series retelling of the Sleeping Beauty, with new characters, new plot twists, and plenty of action and adventure. Perfect for teen and young adult historical fantasy readers, and check out Part II, “Beauty’s Quest,” as the story continues!
  • Horror

    Across the Floors of Silent Seas: a Short Story

    Do mermaids believe in humans? While working on a deep-sea diving assignment at the University of California, oceanography student Jay Bishop is dragged into a volcanic tube towards the earth’s core and certain death.  But much to his surprise, Jay not only survives the fall, he finds himself taken prisoner by a community of mermaids and kept alive as a science experiment. Confused and disoriented, Jay’s only hope to escape back to the surface is found in Paga, an elder of the community who believes Jay’s unexpected arrival marks the fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy. With the community rising against them, Jay and Paga face dangerous choices — and their consequences — if Jay is ever to see home again. Will Jay make it back to the world on the surface? And even if he does, how can his life be the same ever again? FROM THE BOOK:  “Are the others boring you to death, that you’re listening so intently to my remarks, darling?” Jay asked, teasing even though he welcomed her churlish chatter. “People confuse boredom for stability, and stability for sanity,” she muttered. Jay laughed. “Well, I’m sure some people would never assume we had a solid grip on sanity before we decided to become oceanographers. With several metric tons of water pressure surrounding us at these depths, I’m sure someone would be quick to question our mental facilities and their working order.” “True enough, brother mine.”  Noelani paused, and Jay knew she was likely rolling her pretty eyes. “And yours especially, since your sanity was barely there to begin with.” FROM THE AUTHOR: Enjoy this short story adventure tale set before Till Human Voices Wake Us, a science fantasy novel with an unlikable protagonist, sadistic mermaids, and the trip of a lifetime.  WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:  “Very exciting prequel!! Lots of mystery and suspense. Can’t wait to read the next one!” ~ Dee Bookworm Book Reviews “This is a very entertaining read, very action filled opening followed by a philosophical middle, with a thrill ride of an ending.” ~ Author C. O. Bonham
  • Young Adult

    Slumbering: an Epic Fantasy Adventure Series

    A narcissistic teenager who doesn’t believe in destiny.  A city under supernatural attack.  An adventure that unfortunately changes everything.  Sixteen-year-old Hamilton Dinger leads a charmed life. He’s got the grades for the top of the class, the abilities of a star athlete and Tetris player, and the charisma to get away with anything. Everything seems to be going along perfectly, including his plans to ask out Gwen Kessler, as he enters into tenth grade at Apollo Central High School. Everything, that is, until a meteor crashes into the city, releasing the Seven Deadly Sinisters and their leader, Orpheus, from their celestial prison, and awakening Hamilton’s longtime dormant supernatural abilities. Suddenly Hamilton finds himself reluctantly allied with his self-declared mentor, Elysian, a changeling dragon, and Starry Knight, a beautiful but dangerous warrior, as they seek to protect the souls of Apollo City from the Sinisters and their evil intentions. Can Hamilton give up his self-proclaimed entitlement to happiness in order to follow the call of a duty he doesn’t want? More importantly, will he willingly sacrifice all he has to find out the truth? FROM THE BOOK:  At the time, I didn’t really believe that anything outside my control would change my life. Or at least, not in a significant, substantial way. My life was all about myself, and I figured I had complete control over that. Anything that happened outside of my control was more or less because I let it happen, and didn’t feel like stopping it. It’s funny how one disaster of epic proportion can really make you change your mind. FROM THE AUTHOR:  Welcome to the epic world of The Starlight Chronicles, a young adult fantasy series about a team of fallen Stars with supernatural powers. Follow them through this alternatively snarky and sweet series as they become their city’s resident superheroes, with all the fun and frustration of dragons and swords and homework! Look for Book 2, Calling, as the battle between good and evil continues on! Perfect for young teenagers or disaffected college students, or adults who enjoy some wry humor with their reading!  WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:  If you like Narnia, superhero adventures, or coming-of-age tales, definitely give this book a try. ~ Chandler Brett, author of Wolf Code 5 STARS! ~ Reader’s Favorite … Hamilton’s inner progress toward heroism feels touchingly genuine, and there are plenty of good comic moments to keep the story moving … Percy Jackson fans will eagerly await the next volume in the series … A fast-paced, effective teen-paranormal outing. ~ Kirkus Reviews
  • Young Adult

    Continuing: An Epic Fantasy Adventure Series (The Starlight Chronicles Book 5)

    A time of loneliness.  A task to fulfill.  A heart to break.  Things have been peaceful for the past three months in Apollo City. And while this would normally make Hamilton Dinger happy, Raiya’s sudden departure leaves him irritated and angry. Despite the decrease in crime and attacks, Hamilton knows it is only a matter of time before the remaining Sinisters and their mysterious new leader cause more trouble for him. When Alora comes under attack, Hamilton and his team, with help from his new friend, Mary, set off with St. Brendan the Navigator to restore the flow of time. But it is only after they work to save Time do they realize how little of it they have left. FROM THE BOOK:  I was standing before the entrance to my high school, staring into space and sloshing my feet further into the cold wetness of the surrounding slush, when a foreboding premonition settled on me like softly falling snowflakes.  I’m alone.  FROM THE AUTHOR:  The Starlight Chronicles epic fantasy adventure series continues on with Book 5, Continuing, as Hamilton Dinger and his friends face SWORD, Sinisters, and Elysian’s long-lost brother, Draco the Dragon. Look for Book 6, Outpouring, to see how it all comes crashing together! Perfect for young teenagers or disaffected college students, or adults who enjoy some satire mixed in with some star-crossed lovers and high school drama!  WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:  It is fun watching the youngsters turning into adults, watching their love mature and strengthen. Sure, they have lots to do on the hero side of things and there is the unraveling of mysteries as they go. Never a dull moment. ~ Gay, Goodreads Reviewer A Fantastic Continuation of The Starlight Chronicles. I cannot wait to read and listen to the next one.  ~ Malissa, Goodreads Reviewer
  • Young Adult

    Submerging: an Epic Fantasy Adventure Series

    A drastic change of heart.  A determined choice to commit.  An unexpected betrayal at a critical moment.  There is nothing like a birthday to give Hamilton Dinger something to look forward to in his busy life. With his new job as a part-time intern at the Mayor’s office, being a full-time high school student and starlight warrior has its challenges. And although he has the full support of his girlfriend, Gwen, and his best friend, Mikey, and even a tentative partnership with Starry Knight, his ally against the Seven Deadly Sinisters, Hamilton has definite cause for concern. The arrival of SWORD, the growing demonic activity in Apollo City, and the increasingly negative media attention has sparked ongoing unrest among the city and its inhabitants. To gain more power, Elysian and Hamilton set off for the Celestial Kingdom to deepen his commitment through learning, new landscapes, and cosmic surfing, evil forces continue in their quest for power and control.  But when Hamilton finds uncertainty and distrust between his two worlds, will he be able to find the answers to his questions? Will he find the strength he needs to carry on? Will he realize the importance of his choices, and more importantly–make the right ones? FROM THE BOOK:  There had been a feeling hanging over me in the past few weeks, a feeling that change was coming. It didn’t click until that moment that change had already arrived. I was changing, things were changing, and I was finally okay – in fact, more than okay – with that.  It was flooring, the idea I was looking forward to something more in life than Tetris and being cheered on by my friends. Those things still mattered, of course, but there was more, and I was enthralled there was more.  FROM THE AUTHOR:  Cross through the River Veil and into the world beyond the Star of Time in the Starlight Chronicles, a young adult epic fantasy series from C. S. Johnson. Be on the lookout for Book 4, Remembering, as Hamilton and his fellow superheroes continue to fight evil and get their schoolwork finished! Perfect for young teenagers or disaffected college students, or adults who enjoy some satire mixed in with some star-crossed lovers and high school drama!  WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:  Once again, this book features a less than likeable main character, but we are seeing his grow and change and mature (just a bit) since the first book. This book has the benefit of being right in the middle of the story right away.  ~ Stephanie, Audiobook Enthusiast and Goodreads Reviewer This series just keeps getting better and better, with new characters and a deeper story unfolding. ~ Terri, Emerging Author and Goodreads Reviewer