• OUT NOW Bad Blood Rising… the gritty debut crime novel from Eva Carmichael.

 When a young prostitute is murdered by her pimp, Karl Maddox, he thinks the terrible secret she had threatened to expose is buried with her. 
But when the murdered prostitute’s daughter arrives in Leeds eighteen years later, she is seeking answers. Slowly but surely, Karl’s life as the wealthy, powerful kingpin of his clubland empire begins to unravel as loyalty is replaced by treachery, and friendship is replaced by hatred.
Is Karl about to find out that no secret can remain buried forever? “Gripping, gritty story where everyone’s past threatens to catch up with them. The author manages to spin the threads together so that you end up needing to know how it’s all going to turn out for everyone.” Pre-order Bad Blood Rising now on Kindle.

 Paperback, 318 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-65-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2019
  • OUT NOW Two worlds, one prophecy… where magic and spirit collide… the debut magical worlds novel by Kirsty F McKay and the first in the Veils of Valoria fantasy series. Finn is one of the most talented Trackers in Valoria, but haunted by a mysterious woman and with his world threatened and at risk of destruction, his latest quest may be his greatest challenge yet. Under the ever-watchful eye of the notorious Council, Finn is cast through a portal into a strange world where the Tracker soon becomes the hunted, as an evil presence bays for his blood. With time against him and his enemy closing in, Finn must fulfil an ancient prophecy or all will be lost. A man from a world of powerful magic and a woman from Earth – where magic is not as far away as you might think – are destined to be together and take on the dark forces that threaten to destroy everything they know. “Love the way the drama in each world unfolds, with much more to the magic than is seen straight away.” Pre-order Book One of the Veils of Valoria now on Kindle. Paperback, 242 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-66-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2019
  • OUT NOW Harvey Duckman presents the third in a series of collected works of suspense and mystery in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and steampunkery… This anthology features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously unpublished writers. These short stories give a glimpse into some fantastic worlds that are already out there for you to enjoy, as well as a taste of more to come. Volume 3 includes stories by: Peter James Martin, Ben McQueeney, A.L. Buxton, R. Bruce Connelly, Phoebe Darqueling, Melissa Wuidart Phillips, Marios Eracleous, Nate Connor, James Porter, Joseph Carrabis, Cheryllynn Dyess, Erudessa Gentian, Liz Tuckwell, JL Walton and Amy Wilson, as well as a bonus ‘Harvey Duckman’ story by Mark Hayes, and a foreword by Craig Hallam. Order now in Kindle or paperback. Paperback, 248 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-70-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, October 2019
  • Due out 22nd November 2019 Notes of a Rambling Man is a journey into the life of the Rambling Man a.k.a. The Ramblin’ Pirate. It is a collection of stories, poems and ramblings from the mind of Steven Evetts. Notes of a Rambling Man is honest and unfiltered. The Rambling Man speaks with his own truth, which makes his writing raw, vibrant, tragic, unforgiving and funny. “I spent hours sitting right next to the Rambling Man, as we called mixed martial arts fights for fans on the internet. He would barely shut up, and I could barely understand the words that he was spitting out of his mouth at me or our audience, but none of that mattered. You could feel his emotion and that always told the perfect story which is Steven. The book is perhaps the best and only way to know this Rambling Man’s heart, without taking a seat next to him for hours.” Brian McGuire, writer, director, musician and skateboarder. The Black Belle, 1 World 100 Lonely and Sick of it All. “Such flattery it is to inspire a fellow rambler.” Tanya Montana Coe, singer-songwriter. Silver Bullet and Hide Your Emotion. Paperback, 176 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-51-68-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2019
  • OUT NOW A COLLECTION OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL POEMS ABOUT STOCKTON ON TEES AND TEESSIDE. Bryan Cross has worked in the Education Sector as classroom teacher, deputy and headteacher, tutor and external examiner since 1966 to the present day. The author of two recent books of his school memoirs – Quit While You’re A-Head and Quit While (You Think) You’re A-Head,this is his first poetry book. More Milligan than Masefield, more Belloc than Betjeman and certainly more Lear than Longfellow, this book will appeal to all readers but especially those in the Stockton on Tees and Teesside area. Paperback, 70 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-64-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, October 2019
  • OUT NOW Everyone thinks they can play golf. Will Nett is no different. How hard could it be? Get the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible. Having had one of his best worst ideas yet, Will Nett takes to the fairways in an attempt to master the most absurd of sports. Garishly outfitted, and armed with nothing more than a set of Ladies’ Clubs and a bad temper, he becomes immersed in the game, and all its infuriating foibles. Many a walk is spoiled as he chases the white ball through the gardens and washing lines of Hull, the vaudeville-steeped music hall’s of Victorian England, and the Arctic Circle. Join him on the first tee as he blunders from clubhouse to classroom and everywhere in‑between as he reaches for the pars… and misses. Paperback, 162 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-73-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • OUT NOW Jack Rutherford is back on the road… and trouble is waiting for him in the second of the Jack Rutherford 1820’s historical cattle droving adventures. “An entertaining and charismatic main character who barges his way through the story with bold panache and goodwill galore.” Jack Rutherford is now a successful man, living a good life with his wife and infant son. But he’s restless… adventure is calling him once again. Not only that, his past is starting to catch up with him as an old enemy comes out of the woodwork and threatens the safety of Jack’s family. Soon, Jack and his faithful wolfhound Dag are out on the road again, travelling through the north of England, London and across the North Sea to France. And, as always, danger, excitement and adventure are waiting for them. Buy the new Jack Rutherford adventure now on Kindle. Paperback, 230 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-67-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • Continuing the tradition from the summers of 2017 and 2018, Crossing the Tees Book Festival launched its third short story competition and attracted over a hundred spectacular entries from writers nationwide. With no specified theme again this year, everyone’s imaginations were once more freed to create a richly varied collection of thoughtful and downright entertaining stories. This anthology presents the winner, runners-up, and highly commended stories, as judged by Rob Scragg (author), Amy Lord (author) and Carol McIntosh (librarian), as well as the rest of the short-listed entries. Paperback, 238 pages, RRP £10 ISBN 978-1-912218-75-2 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • OUT NOW The winning entries from the first Sixth Element We Are Boro short story competition Write about the Boro, we said. Fiction, true life, we didn’t mind, we just wanted to capture the passion, exasperation and true heart of the fans. And that’s exactly what is in this little book. From Ayresome Park to the Riverside, from tomato sauce buns to chicken parmos, from selkies to goblins, working men’s clubs to away games, what comes through in this collection of short-listed short story competition entries is a genuine, deep-rooted, through rain or shine love for the Boro… however well, or otherwise, it’s going on the pitch. Paperback, 182 pages, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-72-1 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
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  • In June 2019, Lisette Auton and Sara Gibbeson took part in the Crossing the Tees Book Festival as Poet-in-Residence and Illustrator-in-Residence. The Festival is in its sixth year and takes place in libraries across the five boroughs which make up the Tees Valley. Over the course of the festival fortnight Lisette and Sara attended events, held workshops and masterclasses, worked in schools and scribbled incessantly. This collection is the culmination of their work together and includes some of the poetry produced by our incredibly talented Tees Valley pupils. The Ink Flows Poetry Collection, as part of Crossing the Tees Book Festival, has been made possible due to generous funding by the five borough library services, Arts Council England and Northern Festival of Illustration. Paperback, 58 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-71-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • OUT NOW The war against the alien horde is all but lost… human-occupied space is overrun while the Thieves’ Guild tries desperately to hold together a fragile alliance of Earth and Wintran resistance. As the freak mutation of the alien virus continues to ravage his body, Zach Hilyer can’t be detected by the telepathic invaders. And with NG and LC out of the picture, he’s the most powerful remaining weapon the guild has against the Bhenykhn. Their only weapon. Sent ever deeper into enemy territory on mission after mission, the demands of the Thieves’ Guild, the resistance and the Seven super AIs are pushing him to breaking point. But Hil isn’t just hiding from the aliens. His greatest fear isn’t losing the war, it’s losing himself. Arunday’s Convergence is the sixth book set in the high-tech Thieves’ Guild universe of galactic war, knife-edge intrigue, alien invasion, thieves, assassins, bounty hunters and pirates. Available to pre-order now on Kindle. Paperback, 336 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-80-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019