Jean Marie Ward

fiction, nonfiction and all points in between

Now on the shelves

Tales from the Vatican Vaults

Tales from
the Vatican Vaults


From the Vatican’s deepest vaults,
new light on world history

A captivating collection of 28 original science fiction and fantasy stories based on the same alternate world premise: a collection of documents that have been suppressed by the Vatican and hidden away for years, in some cases centuries, are revealed when the vaults are thrown open by a reforming pope.


Bizarre or not, it’s a fascinating anthology of Forteana. Not one of the 28 stories is a dud and several are excellent.

Mat Coward for Morning Star

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Awesome Tales, Vol. 1, 350 pt. high

Awesome Tales #1


The Age of Pulp returns

Awesome Tales #1 brings you thrilling new adventures told with the gusto of the classic pulp fiction magazines! In the premiere issue, three tales of intrigue and adventure delight and dazzle your senses. In war-torn Europe, The Domino Lady, the original pulp femme fatale, teams with MI-6 supernatural agent Wicca Girl to battle a mystic force threatening London in “Pretender to the Throne”. In “Seven Pictures,” by Jean Marie Ward, intrigue in the Pentagon leads to jealousy and blood sports. Back in the present day, Wicca Girl teams with Scotland Yard to solve the 300-year old mystery of “The Warlock Murders.”

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Clockwork Universe:
Steampunk vs. Aliens


Technology isn’t destiny

When aliens reach Earth, they encounter the clockwork mechanisms and Victorian sensibilities of a full-blown Steampunk civilization. Inspired by the classic science fiction adventure tales of the nineteenth century, leading fantasy and science fiction authors will bring us tales of first contact with a twist, as steam power meets laser cannons, and dirigibles face off against flying saucers.


A high-five to technological advancement… And, above all, kudos to the genius of action-packed prose.

Lori J. Parker for Word of the Nerd

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Athena’s Daughters


Women in SF and Fantasy, Vol. 1

From a young girl facing a life-threatening crisis at Lunar Camp to a crew of elderly women graced with the power of Greek gods, you’ll find an engaging and diverse range of science fiction and fantasy stories by women, about women.


From hard science fiction to the limits of the fantastic; 22 little gems.

June E. Williams for Buzzy Mag


There are no bad stories, just some I enjoyed a little bit more.

Bill Lawhorn for SFRevu

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Reflections of Evil

Beware the image you see in that mirror! It may not be what it see to be, a simple reflection of the real world. It may have a dark reality of its own, harboring beings, creatures and spirits beyond imagination. Untold terrors may lurk in that funhouse mirror, and the image imprisoned in that gilded frame may be the result of a curse, a spell or it could be a gateway to another plane of existence …or entre to Hell itself. Here in London’s famed Hellfire Lounge, a coven of authors–John L. French, J. Brad Staal, KT Pinto, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, C.J. Henderson, R. Allen Leider, Don Alfieri, Paul Kupperberg, Jean Marie Ward and Patrick Thomas–bring you chilling tales and dire warnings of the dangers of reflected evil! And, for the first time anywhere–the TRUTH about the most famous magic mirror of all time!

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With Nine

You Get Vanyr

Sometimes you make a wish

Sometimes you make a wish. 

Sometimes you wish you hadn’t.

…A great fantasy.

Harriet Klausner

The plot is thought provoking, the characters are in the midst of coming-of-age crises, and the immortals are seriously hot.  What more could a reader ask?


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