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SandDancer Publications

Fabricating Fantasy from the dust of dreams

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About Us

Award-Winning Authors - C.S. Kading and Tony Fuentes have been working together and crafting stories for more than two decades. Partners in both mischief and memories, this dynamic duo combines real world experience with formal education, to bring you stories to tickle your imagination and delight your hearts.

SandDancer was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic and a need to stay sane. We were unable to enjoy the company of others beyond the safety of our bubble, so we decided to come to you the only other way we could - through books and storytelling.

Tony Fuentes

Tony is Renaissance Man in Geek's clothing; not only an author with a weird imagination, but also a painter, gamer, and part-time occultist. With his writing, he tries to spin humor into the world's grounded reality. At the same, he tries to get the audience to look into the stars and dream further beyond. In all things, he strives to give the weird and the wondrous things a place in the world for all to enjoy.

CS Kading

Poet, playwright, and a storyteller, whose love for writing began in 3rd grade when she won a district writing contest. Her love for fantastical forces motivates her to create stories of heroes, villains, gods and monsters that often have a foundation in Old World mythology and legends.

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Award-Winning Epic Fantasy

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A new world of Dark Fantasy, Horror & Romance

The Realm of gothika

Award-Winning Dark Fantasy

Can hope be found in a world full of darkened souls?

300 years ago, mages wielding the power of the dead waged war on the Imperium of Kraphax. The Corpse Wars. While victorious against these evil forces, the victory came with a that left the minions of the damned to walk the lands unleashed and unbound. Creatures of nightmare are real and the only hope against them are those brave enough to take up weapons and defend the innocent.

Not all is lost. Nobility can be found in those that truck with the Dead. Honor, too, can bear claws and strike for justice. The face of Love can be found in the most improbable of hearts.

Welcome to Gothika - a World of Unexpected Heroes and Seductive Shadows, where the embers of hope burn in the most unlikely of places.

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Undying Adventure Awaits!



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The line between good and evil is in the eye of the beholder.

Necromancy is outlawed, and many consider it the ultimate evil.

In a world where darkness lurks at every turn, Queen Marisol's death unveils a chilling mystery that threatens the very fabric of the kingdom. But the one who can save it is the most unlikely of heroes.

Doctor Emilio Kane, a gifted Necromist, finds himself facing an impossible choice. As the spectral presence of Queen Marisol beseeches him for help from beyond the grave, he must decide whether to risk his people's wrath by wielding the forbidden power of the Ars Necromantia to uncover the truth of her murder.

Caught between the haunting past and an uncertain future, Emilio's fate hangs in the balance. With every royal life at stake, he must navigate treacherous waters and confront the sinister forces at play. But harnessing the Ars Necromantia may come at a price he's not ready to pay - sealing his own tragic fate.

In a race against time, Emilio's journey to unmask the true villain exposes a web of deceit and malevolence that conceals an evil more insidious than anyone could have imagined. As the shadows of deception threaten to engulf the kingdom, he must prove that his unconventional abilities don't make him the monster.

Will Emilio rise above the darkness that tempts him? Can he thwart the unseen evil masquerading as good, or will the kingdom succumb to treachery? The fate of an entire realm - and its people - hinges on the choices of one unlikely hero.

This dark fantasy has it all; wit, intrigue, mystery, romance, and magic that'll keep you turning pages until the stunning conclusion. Read at your own risk - this one is sure to stick with you long after you've read the final page.

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An Illustrated Short Story!


A Gothika Myth

Once Upon a Time ... because all good stories begin with once upon a time ... there were two moons in the sky ...

What happens when a goddess falls in love with a mortal creature?

What sacrifices must they make to be together?

What horrors befall anyone who dares to come between them?

Step into this illustrated tale, told in the style of a traditional children's story, that explains the origins of one of the most feared monsters in all of Gothika.


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Sanctum Series

Award-Winning Fantasy

They got it all wrong ...

Every faith has a story of how the world ends It is hard coded in all mythologies But when the end of the universe actually happened it was unlike anything ever predicted or imagined The Divine Beings who survived the Reaping crafted a place of survival for their people and ushered them to its safety They called it Sanctum Gone are the once glorious civilizations of myth and legend Gone are the heroes of ancient days Hippolyta Beowulf Gilgamesh Cleopatra and Arthur These stories are now the foundations of civilizations seeking to rebuild in the wake of destruction Here in Sanctum myths are made real some crafted from the clay of this new world others pulled from the dreams and nightmares of the old From minds of Human and Orc Dwarf and Fae For five thousand years the survivors of the Reaping have tried to reassemble some shadow of the former glory And yet cultures war with one another seeking supremacy and control while their chosen Divine Beings continue their ancient battles in the heavens All the while the scholars watch the moonless sky dreading any portent that the catastrophe they call the Reaping has returned once more
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