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Book Cover: Nightly Bites Volume 3

A varied collection of vampire stories from flash to novella-length, from the past to the future. Sometimes they mingle with other supernatural creatures, sometimes they're the only non-human of the story.

THE STORIES
"Blood on the Ice" by David H. Hendrickson
"Nun Survived" by Rebecca M. Senese
"Job Interview", "Dracula Makes House Calls" and "Don't Move" by Trent Walters
"Jamie: Blood of Betrayal" by Joleene Naylor
"The Vampire vs. The High Court" by Laura Ware
"Blood" by Kate Pavelle
"A More Ancient Killer" by Bonnie Elizabeth
"One Who Cannot Be Destroyed" by Barbara G.Tarn
"Young Monster Hunters in Love" by Stefon Mears
"Rebels of Seduction" by Meyari McFarland

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Book Cover: The Other Side of the Tracks
Part of the Uncollected Anthology series:
  • The Other Side of the Tracks
Detective Jack McTavish takes every murder on his watch personally. Even the ones "upstanding citizens" consider a cleansing of the city's mean streets.
Tough as nails, he's seen it all. Nothing knocks him off his game.
Until the investigation into Katrina Stuart's savage murder shakes even McTavish to his core.
Just 99 cents at all eBook outlets.
(This story is part of Uncollected Anthology 25: Conjuring Crimes, for which it's my honor to be acting as a Guest Author.  Get the bundle of all the authors' stories for $4.99.)
Book Cover: Passionate Crimes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 6
Part of the and Mayhem series:
  • Passionate Crimes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 6
Part of the Crime series:
  • Passionate Crimes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 6
Part of the Mystery series:
  • Passionate Crimes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 6

Adultery. Theft. Even dog-napping. All of these can cause tempers to rise, judgement to snap, and bad things to happen.

Come explore the more criminal side of passion, along with all the feelings that get engendered.

Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem, Issue 6. So Criminal, It's Good.

Includes my story "Gacaca."

Book Cover: Open Ended Threat: A Cave Creek Anthology
Part of the Cave Creek series:

Open Ended Threat: A Cave Creek Anthology

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

Cave Creek, Nevada—Where the Unexpected Meets the Real World

In present day Cave Creek, a powerful and dangerous current flows beneath the town’s peaceful and prosperous surface.

Strange, unexplained events long chased residents out of this former mining town nestled in a hidden canyon north of Las Vegas from the very beginning. The first anthology in this series, Bitter Mountain Moonlight, illustrated that.

But now, portals to other timelines appear and disappear in the desert and rocks around town. Sometimes the portals open only for seconds, other times long enough to threaten lives.

The stories in Open Ended Threat recount the stories of those who slip through from the future or the past and explain how the residents keep the town’s secrets.

Includes:
“Anniversary” by E.R. Paskey
“An Impossible Desert Flower” by Kari Kilgore
“Art of the Steal” by J.A. Bouma
“My Moment of Weird” by Robert J. McCarter
“Deep Cleaning” by Edward J. Knight
“Abandoned Mine”by Karen Fonville
“Moneyline Secrets” by R.W. Wallace
“Silver Mirage” by Kathryn Kaleigh
“The Run of her Life” by David H. Hendrickson

Book Cover: Bitter Mountain Moonlight: A Cave Creek Anthology
Part of the Cave Creek series:

Bitter Mountain Moonlight: A Cave Creek Anthology

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

Cave Creek, Nevada—Where the Unexpected Meets the Real World

A mythical town nestled in a hidden canyon north of Las Vegas, Cave Creek attracts the strange, weird, and inexplicable.

Founded by a few settlers in the waning days of the 19th century, a gold rush in 1900 exploded Cave Creek into a boomtown with more than 8,000 residents.

But right from the beginning, strange events bedevil the residents. Unexplained things that often chase a resident down the valley to safer locations far, far away.

Finally, when the gold and silver play out, the weirdness continues.

The stories in Bitter Mountain Moonlight recount some of the strangest occurrences from the town’s past, and maybe even make you want to visit…

Includes:
“Threats and Kisses” by Deb Miller
“Stepping into the Light” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Room of Possibilities” by Robert J. McCarter
“Family Secrets” by R.W. Wallace
“Writing the Past” by Jason A. Adams
“With a Little Help” by Rebecca M. Senese
“Manna” by Edward J. Knight
“Rider Jones and the Portal” by Harvey Stanbrough
“Two Si’s for Sister Sally” by Jason A. Adams

That’s Really Messed Up

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

A crazy collection of twisted stories in the tradition of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, from the editor of Pulphouse, Dean Wesley Smith.

Head-shaking stories such as the one about a cop with a rose for a head in search of the evil murderer The Pruner. Or the one about sentient boogers, or the tale of those pesky Martians…

A truly hilarious batch of stories from some of the best writers working today.

“Resolutions ’R Us” by Annie Reed
“The Birth of Booger Nation” by David H. Hendrickson
“A Menagerie of Messed Up Shorts” by Mark Leslie
“Sniff the Source” by Stephannie Tallent
“In which Dean Wesley Smith Is Forced to Buy a Story about a Queen for Pulphouse Magazine” by Brigid Collins
“Fatal Plot Device” by Kelly Washington
“Goddamn Martians” by Ezekiel James Boston
“Killing Confucius” by Tina Back
“Bodacious Billy and the Bazooms of Droom” by Jason A. Adams
“Why the Cop with a Rose for a Head Wears a Rose-Head Mask” by Robert Jeschonek

Pulphouse Fiction Magazine: Issue #12

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

The Cutting Edge of Modern Short Fiction

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up twenty-one fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction.

No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high-quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

“This is definitely a strong start. All the stories have a lot of life to them, and are worthwhile reading.” —Tangent Online on Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Issue #1

Includes:
“Jesting Pilate” by Lee Allred
“Exchange Policy” by Scott William Carter
“Dead Girlfriend” by Ray Vukcevich
“Laugh Track” by David H. Hendrickson
“Family Bonds” by R.W. Wallace
“Mystery Weekend” by J. Roderick Clark
“A Magical Negro” by Ezekiel James Boston
“Be Very, Very Afraid” by Jerry Oltion
“Barely Decent” by Kent Patterson
“Call Me Peaches” by Daemon Crowe
“Death by Vodka” by Robert J. McCarter
“Virtual Oracle” by Leigh Saunders
“Machine in the Ghost” by Rob Vagle
“The Postcard” by David Stier
“Gordie Culligan vs. Dr. Longbeach and the HVAC of Doom” by J. Steven York
“On Red Mountain” by Robin Brande
“Fort Dumpster” by O’Neil De Noux
“Scrawny Pete” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“My Father, the Popsicle” by Annie Reed
“The Neighborhood” by Angela Penrose
“As if My Every Word Has Turned to Glass” by Robert Jeschonek

Pulphouse Fiction Magazine: Issue #11

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up nineteen fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction.

 

No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high-quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

 

Includes:
“Tinker Henry and the Clockwork Whore” by Jim Gotaas
“A Rough Day at Theophice” by  Kathy and Jerry Oltion
“Protagonist” by Steve Perry
“Lost Friends” by R. W. Wallace
“Death by Cookie” by Robert J. McCarter
“Honor Thy Father” by Annie Reed
“Market Street” by O’Neil De Noux
“An Incursion of Mice” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Divinity School” by Kent Patterson
“Yesterday, When I Was Twenty” by Angela Penrose
“In All Your Sparkling Raiment Soar” by Robert Jeschonek
“The Amazing RBG” by David H. Hendrickson
“Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Boy” by Ray Vukcevich
“Urine Deep Trouble” by Cèline Malgen
“Vital Force” by P. D. Singer
“Reunion Seeking” by Rob Vagle
“Bravo and Jazz” by Ron Collins
“The Last Backyard Defender” by J. Steven York
“Down to the Last” by Lee Allred

Adrenaline. Ranging from straight thriller to science fiction and fantasy to mainstream crime, these fifteen stories promise to make your pulse pound. Join an ex-president as he tries to escape the mother of all assassination attempts, a heroine on a mission straight from Hell, and a story of war so powerful it will burn into the memory. Strap in and find out why Adventures Fantastic says Fiction River “is one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today.”

Table of Contents
“The Wrong Side of the Tracks” by Kelly Washington
“The Ex” by Michael Kowal
“The Demon from Hell Walks into a Speakeasy” by Ron Collins
“Blood Storm” by Bob Sojka
“So Many Ways to Die” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“Egg Thief” by Debbie Mumford
“Dust to Dust” by Annie Reed
“O’Casey’s War” by Patrick O’Sullivan
“Looting Dirt” by David Stier
“The Mark of Blackfriar Street” by Scott T. Barnes
“Death in the Serengeti” by David H. Hendrickson
“Rude Awakening” by Kevin J. Anderson
“Cleaning up the Neighborhood” by Dæmon Crowe
“Redline” by Travis Heermann
“L.I.V.E.” by Eric Kent Edstrom

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In this second Fiction River Special Edition, award-winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch performs editing magic in assembling this anthology of stories saved by not one but six different Fiction River editors. Culled from stories that did not fit in the magazine’s regular run, these gems piece together to form an anthology all its own. This unique volume contains a variety of genres but one overarching theme: brilliant storytelling.

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“Stealing Mrs. Mackle’s Mojo” by Chuck Heintzelman
“The Man in the Gabardine Suit” by Lauryn Christopher
“One Ballerina Dancing” by Kelly Washington
“The Disinvention of the Surveillance State” by Valerie Brook
“Playing God” by Ron Collins
“Makonde Tree of Life” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Dream” by Michael Kowal
“Damsel on the Hard” by Jamie McNabb
“Dragons Are Fond of Them” by Brigid Collins
“Pixie Problems” by Jonathan Kort
“The Untimely Demise of Rachel Tamson” by Joe Cron
“Cassidy’s Ghost” by Dale Hartley Emery
“Combination” by Lisa Silverthorne
“Airborne” by Louisa Swann
“City of Sin Strangler” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Weird Shit That Happened Because of Tricia Fisher” by Ezekiel James Boston