SandDancer Publications

Fabricating Fantasy from the dust of dreams

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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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Summer 2023

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Award-Winning Dark Fantasy

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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?

The Age of Mystery has begun to fade away as the world marches forward with Progress. Dangerous Magic contends with the ‘Safer’ Machines of Industry. Dogmatic Religion and Faith silently wars with Science and Reason. Fading are the trappings of the old world and its beliefs. The glory of sword and sorcery are no more, and superstitions have begun to fade into obscurity. All should be right with the world once again …

Yet the Darkness has not recoiled at this change. Corruption, Manipulation, and Greed along with hungry fangs and sharpened claws to tear away at 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 places.

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

When Necromist Emilio Kane is visited by the ghost of Queen Marisol, he learns three things:

She's dead and he's the only one who knows,

Her death is a murder and the killer won't stop at taking her life,

And he has a choice to make—risk the wrath of his people by utilizing his gifts as a Necromist and uncover the truth or let whatever sinister plot is at play go unchallenged.

But invoking the power he wields of the Ars Necromantia could seal his fate and leave him the next to die.

The kingdom hangs in the balance, his life is on the line, and every royal life is in his hands...

Will the man with the evil practice prove he's not the monster they expect him to be? Will the unseen evil masquerading as good be thwarted? Or is an entire kingdom—and her people—doomed?

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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