Laura M. Hughes

Fantasy and LitRPG Author
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Laura’s Books

Heroes Wanted: A Fantasy AnthologyHeroes Wanted: A Fantasy Anthology

r/Fantasy Stabby Award Winner – Best Anthology 2019

“What do you think a hero is? It’s just the right person in the right place making the right choice at the right time. Heroes aren’t born. They’re made.”

Bravery can be found in the most unexpected places: a subterranean dwarven city; the sands of a temple courtyard in Ancient Egypt; a besieged castle, a Victorian brothel, a goblin warren, the post-apocalyptic ruins of a demon-infested village. Heroes dwell in the shadows as well as the light; you just have to look a little harder to find them.

Choose your weapon. Fight for what you believe in. Never give up.

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God of Gnomes (God Core) by Demi HarperGod of Gnomes (God Core #1)

Deep beneath the earth, Corey finds himself reborn as a God Core – a sentient crystal with unusual powers. His new worshipers? A colony of incompetent gnomes, scratching out an existence in their underground grotto.

With the aid of his helper sprite and a menagerie of newly evolved creatures, Corey must protect and guide his gnomes until they can stand on their own two feet. But a kobold army is on the march…

What kind of god would you be?

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Danse Macabre by Laura M. HughesDanse Macabre

“Excellent.” – Mark Lawrence, author of Prince of Thorns
“An ingenious and captivating piece.” – T.O. Munro, author of Lady of the Helm

The dead beckon and the little girl obeys. Night after night she answers the graveyard’s call, though she dreads her encounters with the creature that dwells there. But she’ll soon come to learn that memories are much more dangerous than monsters…

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Lost Lore: A Fantasy AnthologyLost Lore: A Fantasy Anthology

Hidden pasts. Secrets untold. Legends half-remembered. Fifteen fantasy writers gather to bring fifteen tales to life, each one a unique glimpse into a wholly original world.

In worlds ravaged by flood, fire, and frost, mere mortals strive to make their own legends amidst demons and deities alike. And in lands racked with human strife–where evil endures and no one is ever safe–scarred heroes fight forces even darker than their own personal demons.

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Art of War: An Anthology for Charity

“War, my friend, is a thing of beauty.”

How do you get forty fantasy authors to contribute short stories for a war-themed anthology without paying them? It sounds as if there should be a good punchline to that, but all Petros Triantafyllou did was twist the moral thumbscrews and tell them all the profits would go to Doctors Without Borders, a charity that works tirelessly across the world to alleviate the effects of conflict, sickness and poverty.

So, with clear consciences, several busloads of excellent and acclaimed fantasy authors have applied themselves to the task of penning a veritable mountain of words on the subject of the art of war. Expect bloodshed, gore, pathos, insight, passion, and laughs. Maybe even a wombat. Who knows.

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