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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.”

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“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

Love. An essential and important part of the human experience. And in Feel the Love, editor Mark Leslie takes readers on a journey through the various forms of that powerful emotion. From the heartwarming to the heartbreaking, these eighteen talented writers brilliantly capture the concept of love. Comforting and thoughtful, uplifting and warm, these stories might just restore your faith in humanity.

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“Thief” by Michael Kowal
“Death’s Other Cousin” by Lisa Silverthorne
“Making Amends” by David Stier
“Frostwitch vs. the Ravages of Time” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The Goddess Killer” by Lauryn Christopher
“Love Locks” by Dale Hartley Emery
“Love Bots” by Dæmon Crowe
“Loving Abby” by Angela Penrose
“Foiled” by Brigid Collins
“A Love to Remember” by Tonya D. Price
“The Refurbished Companion” by Kelly Washington
“The Secret of Catnip” by Stefon Mears
“Lifeblood” by Alexandra Brandt
“Who Loves the Unloved?” by Laura Ware
“Henry and Beth at the Funeral Home” by Joe Cron
“Truth and Lies” by David H. Hendrickson
“With Love in Their Hearts” by Robert Jeschonek
“Every Day New, Bright and Beautiful” by Annie Reed

In this third Fiction River Special Edition, award-winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch proves a master of intrigue with a wide variety of spy stories. Ranging in tone from satire to serious, from touching to brutal, from light to oh-so-very-dark, these fifteen stories illuminate the secret world of espionage. Despite their different tones, different cultures, even different time periods, these diverse stories form a powerful anthology that reveals the world in all its messiness.

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“Spy in the Sky” by Tonya D. Price
“Meeting at the Rise and Shine” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Highpoint” by Michael Kingswood
“Through the Eyes of a Dog” by Angela Penrose
“Cat and Mice” by Jamie McNabb
“Our Man in Basingstoke” by Sabrina Chase
“Night Flight” by Jonathan Kort
“End of the Line” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Florentine Exchange” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The Message” by C.A. Rowland
“Not What You’d Expect” by Leah Cutter
“Turkish Coffee” by Johanna Rothman
“The Path” by David Stier
“Trafficking Stops” by Lisa Silverthorne
“The Spy Who Walked into the Cold” by Ron Collins

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Book Cover: A Twist of a Knife: Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine
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Stories in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine cover all genres, from science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, and literature. And just about everything in between all of those. Editor Dean Wesley Smith looks for great stories that don’t fit, that just feel sort of different, but in a good way.

This volume contains ten great mysteries from all the mystery stories published in the first ten issues of Pulphouse. From old spies with attitude, to a heartbreaking tale of a grieving father, to an assortment of detectives including one hard-boiled with fancy sunglasses, one zombie, and a ghost, to a dramatic story behind a famous painting, these stories will entertain readers, make them laugh, and even touch their hearts.

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“The Geezer Squad” by Annie Reed

“Don’t Make Me Take off My Sunglasses” by O’Neil De Noux

“Looking for the Bastard” by David H. Hendrickson

“Heartbreaker” by Kevin J. Anderson

“The Time Cop” by Patrick Alan Mammay

“Red Carnation” by Lee Allred

“Just Desserts” by R.W. Wallace

“Under the Blood-Red Maple” by Joslyn Chase

“The Distant Baying of Hounds” by J. Steven York

“The Case of the Vanishing Boy: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Book Cover: Pulphouse #8

The Cutting Edge of Modern Short Fiction

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up eighteen 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

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“The Hero of Calliope Springs: A Clockwork Cowboy Story” by J. Steven York

“Dirt Dancer” by Joslyn Chase

“Eternal Flame” by Rob Vagle

“Seeing Him for the First Time” by David H. Hendrickson

“No Common Scents” by Jim Gotaas

“With Light Years Between Us” by Robert J. McCarter

“Unfamiliar, Foreign, Outré” by Jerry Oltion

“Taking Care of Business” by Mary Jo Rabe

“A Night Under the Stars” by Lisa Silverthorne

“Pretty Rita” by O'Neil De Noux

“Leftovers” by B.A. Paul

“Degrading” by Ezekiel James Boston

“Thumpman at the Keys” by Kent Patterson

“Road Kill: A Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Story” by Kevin J. Anderson

“A Warriors Death” by Stephanie Writt

“In-Class Assignment” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

“Life, With Cats” Annie Reed

“Blackbeard's Aliens” by Robert Jeschonek

“Minions at Work: Head Case” by J. Steven York

Book Cover: Valentine's Spectacular 2021

Starting on February 7, 2021, you get a Valentine’s Spectacular story per day sent to you automatically.

That’s a story per day for eight days!

Get a daily dose of sweet romance in your inbox. Want to give a gift of love to someone who likes romance? Of course you do! Give them the literary equivalent of a box of chocolates that will brighten their Valentine’s Day and warm their hearts.

Contains my story "Cape Cod Chips and the Goggles Guy."

Sweet Valentines

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Book Cover: Thieves: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 2
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.99 USD
ISBN: B08CGNWQ1D
Paperback: $ 12.99 USD
ISBN: 979-8664243185

Heists are always popular. People love to read about the thief who gets away, the vigilante seeking vengeance, or even how the cops catch the criminals.

Welcome to the second issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem, and the wonderful world of Thieves.

Contains my story "Bubba's Blunder."

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Book Cover: The Chase Begins: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 3
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.99 USD
ISBN: B08FZTJDY5
Paperback: $ 12.99 USD
ISBN: 979-8676005023

Crime fiction has many different facets, including the chase. Come run with us, either toward danger, away from the bad guys, or maybe toward a better understanding of ourselves.

Welcome to MCM Issue #3: The Chase Begins.

Contains my story "Sully and the Geezer."

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Book Cover: Private Eyes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 1
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.99 USD
ISBN: B08D365B5G
Paperback: $ 12.99 USD
ISBN: 979-8656468381
Pages: 190

For many of us, our introduction to mystery began either by watching a detective show on TV, or when we fell in love with characters like Phillip Marlow and the Continental Op in old books. This is the white knight, the only one with morals in the story, the one person who will set the world right.

Come with us and explore new takes on the traditional PI story, whether they're old school and solving a current day crime or sent on a case far away from the city into Appalachia. And enjoy some historic PIs as well, all with voice and perspectives you've never seen before.

Enjoy issue #1 of MCM - and be ready for more to come!

Contains my story "A Long Shot Worth Betting On."