Immerse yourself in the death-defying mission of “Beyond the Code”

“Picked up this book late at night and thought i would read a chapter or two, 3 hours later I could barely put it down. Great page turner. Characters you really get to know. Exciting and fast paced..” -Amazon review

Kelsey Rae Barthel’s debut novel, Beyond the Code, combines a covert shadow war, high-paced action, deep-seated conspiracies, and remarkable superpowers!

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Beyond the Code by Kelsey Rae Barthel


To the common world, Aurora Falon is merely the pampered daughter of a rich and influential family. But to the secret world of The Order, she is Luna, the powerful and formidable warrior knight, under the rule of her master, Cole Iver. Together, they strive to bring down Damon Lexus, a wicked master who uses her knights in cowardly and dishonorable ways for her own selfish desires. But when they obtain evidence that may bring Damon Lexus under the judgement of The Order’s ruling power, The Hand Council, Damon makes a rash decision and orders the assassination of Cole Iver.

By pure coincidence, Luna catches Damon’s knight in the act but is too late to save her master and kills the assassin in a moment of grief stricken rage. Luna knows the one with her master’s blood on her hands is not the one she killed, she seeks the assassin’s master. But after a failed attempt at revenge, Luna is pulled from the depths of her dark anger and put on a better path by the Hunter who was ordered to kill her. Together, they will work to break away from being mere tools for the powerful and become heroes.


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“Knights, Ladies, Kingdoms – and mysterious plots and incidents color this very impressive debut novel, presented by a lady who seems to be ready to join the forces of escapist adventures.” -Amazon review

“Barthel weaves an intriguing and poetic net that caught me from the very first sentence. ‘Someone once told me that the true enemy of truth is time.’ ” -Amazon review

“This epic sword and sorcery novel by Kelsey Rae Barthel is a bright addition to the fantasy genre.” -Amazon review

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About the author

Kelsey Rae Barthel grew up in the quiet town of Hay Lakes in Alberta, a sleepy place of only 500 people. Living in such a calm setting gave her a lot of spare time to imagine grand adventures of magic and danger, inspired by the comic books and anime she enjoyed. Upon graduating high school, Kelsey moved to Edmonton and eventually began working in the business of airline cargo, but she never stopped imagining those adventures. Beyond the Code is her first novel.

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“Buried Ladies” Unearths Crime and the Dark Web


Buried Ladies: A Novel of Murder, Mystery, and the Dark Web by Angela Hausman is not your average crime story. It starts fast and continues a furious path, romping through the story, twisting and turning through dark paths to a conclusion you won’t see coming. Ms. Hausman has done an excellent job of taking several stories and weaving them together in a seamless plot with an explosive ending.” 

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Buried Ladies by Angela Hausman

Some men are just evil. And, when Joan calls 911 to report the murder of her friend, Estella, she starts a manhunt for pure evil, but not in the way she expected.

Buried Ladies is the first in the Buried Ladies Series.

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About the Author

The Buried Ladies series (Buried Ladies, Scars of the Past, and Azure’s Revenge) is the first fiction written by Angela Hausman since creating a highly acclaimed (by fellow 6th graders, teachers, and family) science fiction series as a teen.

Dr. Angela Hausman was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and later received undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Pittsburgh before completing a Marketing PhD at the University of South Florida. Over her career, she lived in many places and met diverse people, which she filed away to create her plots and characters.

Angela currently lives in Washington, DC, where she works as a marketing consultant and teaches marketing at George Washington and University of The District of Columbia. She writes in her home office, where various dogs and cats block her in until she’s finished the day’s writing quota.

Other novels

Scars of the Past

We all love the convenience of connected devices, but what happens when those devices kill? SCARS OF THE PAST explores how hackers use IoT devices as weapons of destruction, even death. Jacob and his team of FBI cyber sleuths must find a serial killer hiding behind aberrant code in connected devices that’s killing Russian diplomats in the US drumming up support for Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. It seems anyone who opposes Ukrainian reunification is in danger—and the killers aren’t shy about leaving a trail of other bodies as collateral damage.

Review excerpts:

“This author knows quite a bit about the subject she writing about. I enjoyed the book. It is exciting and fresh.” -Aly

“Likable characters pull you into the story.” -Wendy

Azure’s Revenge

Not since the Dark Ages has the plague been such a serious threat to mankind; able to kill millions and bring down governments. Only this time, the bacteria is being manipulated by a group of domestic terrorists who are organized, well-funded, and determined. Will the FBI be able to thwart their plan before human exposure hits a critical mass that no one can stop?


The Grid (available for pre-order, Release Dec. 21)

No phone, no money, no A/C or heat, right? Sure, but you also lose life-sustaining medical devices, water (towers can’t refill without it), food (no money to exchange for it and no energy to grow it) causing a total breakdown of government, social services, and the military (how do you communicate without electricity?). Massive chaos, looting, death.

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