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Hear Us on The Writer's XL!

Get the scoop on our latest release, The Mage's Apprentice, on the Writer's XL podcast. Listen to our editors, Chayton Avalerias and Amber Boyd talk with L.L. Montez and Shelly X. Leonn talk about what it takes to put an anthology together. Want to hear what the theme is for the next anthology we're putting together? Then you won't want to miss this episode.

Episode 52—The Magic Behind Port & Key Publishing with Amber Boyd and Chay Avalerias

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Howling at the Moon—gets a glowing review.

Ariel Paiement's book reviews look at stories from both a reader perspective and a writer's perspective. Here's a quick snapshot of what she had to say about, Howling at the Moon:

"This short story was over way too fast. I loved it, and I was really sad to see it end. The story drew me in from the start and held my attention through to the finish."

But this isn't all she had to say about this story. CHECK OUT her review on her blog, The Fantasy Nook, to read more.


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The Mayhem and Magic to be Unleashed on Friday the 13th

 Port & Key Publishing Launches Mage’s Apprentice Anthology

Cochrane, Alberta, Friday 13, 2019 – Never underestimate an apprentice’s ability to ruin everything! They have to Port & Key Publishing introduces The Mage’s Apprentice, a collection of eleven fictional tales of mayhem and magic, by best-selling and award-winning authors. Will the apprentices untangle the messes they made? 

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? Just in time for the holidays, these stories will entrance and lure readers into fantastical realms, new dimensions and across time, exposing the secrets of magic. The Mage’s Apprentice is available for purchase on Amazon and Kobo.

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Howling at the Moon takes 2nd place prize!

The 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship, organized by the Alberta Writer's Guild, awards Amber Boyd's story, Howling at the Moon, the 2nd place prize of $1500 CDN.

"This writer is destined for greatness!" —Richard van Camp

Read the full press release on the Alberta Writer's Guild website at:

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A Halloween Read that Will Keep Readers Up All Night

Port & Key Publishing Launches Angels and Demons Anthology

Cochrane, Alberta, October 12, 2018 – Port & Key Publishing introduces Above and Beneath—The World of Angels and Demons. The balance between good and evil is always in flux. This epic book chronicles how demons seek to destroy mankind by striking fear, famine, deceit and damnation and how angels thwart their efforts. A mixture of accomplished and upcoming writers weave eight intriguing tales that unveil the hidden world of angels and demons and the battle over our very souls.

Just in time in for Halloween, these stories about dark forces that lurk in the shadows of everyday life will leave readers entranced, turning pages all night long. Above and Beneath is available for purchase on Amazon and Kobo. 

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