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the insolent lad


by Stephen Brooke

Surf shop owner Ted Carrol was happy, perhaps for the first time in his life. It was time for him to settle back into a quiet existence in Cully Beach, now with the woman he loved beside him.

It was not going to happen. Someone had framed his friend, Chief of Police Bill Cotton. There were rumors of corruption in city hall. A mysterious developer had plans for his sleepy neighborhood.

And an old flame chose just that time to come back into his life.

Once again, surf, suspense, and self-doubt combine as Ted solves the riddles of the present and of his own dark past, in the follow-up to ‘Shaper.’

Waves — a novel by Stephen Brooke

6” x 9”, 316 pages,

PRINT: 21.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-39-4

EPUB:  2.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-38-7

published in 2016

note: there is some mildly adult content in this novel

The Eyes of the Wind

by Stephen Brooke

Facing pirates, bandits and sorcerers, Saj seeks the four mystic gems known as the Eyes of the Wind.

Accompanied by a wily and mysterious priest, and by the willful young noblewoman who may or may not love him, his quest takes him from the sea to the mountains and into his own soul as Saj becomes aware of the powers that lie within him.

A fantasy novel by Stephen Brooke, set in the world of Donzalo’s Destiny.

6 x 9, 180 pages

PRINT: 16.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-33-2

EPUB:   2.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-32-5

published in 2016

Donzalo’s Destiny

by Stephen Brooke

Young Donzalo, scholar and tinkerer, expected an uneventful life. That was not to be, as the plots and ploys of kings and sorcerers, of minstrels and spies, took him from his comfortable existence into a life of heroism and of love, a life of which he could never have dreamed. For Donzalo was a man of destiny, whether he wished it or not!

This fantasy novel includes the four previously-published books of Donzalo’s Destiny: The Song of the Sword, The Shadow of Asak, The Sign of the Arrow, and The Hand of the Sorcerer, and is availble in hardcover and paperback print editions.

6" by 9", 714 pages

Hardcover 44.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-34-9

Paperback 39.99


published in 2016


by Stephen Brooke

Ted Carrol had found his 'last place.' A place where he could live quietly and build surfboards and where all the kids called him 'Shaper.'

His settled existence was not to last. Into Cully Beach swept Michelle and her daughter Charlie, two women escaping a dark past. How could Shaper have known he was going to fall in love?


Surf and suspense, smugglers and self-doubt, combine as Shaper must solve their mystery and that of his own future, in a tale both serious and funny, romantic yet real.

Shaper — a Florida novel by Stephen Brooke

6” x 9”, 172 pages,

PRINT: 19.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-25-7

EPUB:  2.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-24-0

published in 2015

note: there is some mildly adult content in this novel

Valley of Visions

by Stephen Brooke

What lies beyond the mountains?

Castaway Michael Malvern crosses the peaks to search for his kidnapped love and for answers to the riddle of a strange world.

A fantasy adventure novel by Stephen Brooke, VALLEY OF VISIONS is Book 2 of the Malvern Trilogy

6” x 9”, 248 pages,

PRINT: 19.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-29-5

EPUB:   2.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-12-7

published in 2016

Hero from the Sea

by Stephen Brooke

Michael Malvern returns from across the mountains, united at last with the woman he loves.

But the homeland of the Mora people is in turmoil. Could he be the prophesied Hero from the Sea, come to restore the kingdom?

All is answered in the third and final novel of the Malvern Trilogy, Hero from the Sea, a fantasy adventure by Stephen Brooke.

6 x 9, 276 pages

PRINT: 19.99

  ISBN 978-1-937745-31-8  

EPUB:   2.99

  ISBN: 978-1-937745-30-1

published in 2016

contains some mildly adult content