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Nova Hellas

Nova Hellas by Various

The stories in Nova Hellas take us on a dystopian, harsh journey. Yet their protagonists are resilient, cunning and resourceful; they thrive, not only survive. In doing so, they reflect both the history of Greece itself, always surviving and rebuilding, always claiming a better tomorrow - and, perhaps, to a smaller degree, the stubbornness of Greek science fiction, which insisted on thriving in adverse circumstances and against much opposition.

What Remains

What Remains by Various

Victory at all costs. Even at the price of our own life, the desire to survive transcends all rational thought. What Remains brings together fifteen tales of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. From sacrificing loved ones or oneself, to doing what it takes to keep them alive, these stories shake the soul, rip out its insecurities and flay them on the page. Careful who you trust. Some quandaries have no right answer when we cannot save what we love most—or when isolation, desperation, and betrayal leave you no choice. Take the journey with us to see What Remains when civility, decency, and sanity have all but fled. Edited by Dakota Rayne & San G Crow Contributing Authors: David-Christopher Harris, Andy Dibble, DL Shirey, Damir Salkovic, LT Ward, Maxwell I Gold, R.A. Busby, Thomas Canfield, Ben Armstrong, Lawrence West, Nicholas Barner, Sharon Frame Gay, Valerie Hunter, Dan Eveloff, Timothy Johnson

Terra Nullius

Terra Nullius by Various

Land belonging to no-one. An anthology of speculative fiction that explores the colonisation of our Solar System and far beyond, where pioneers carve out a new existence under other stars. New worlds and new challenges bring out rich stories filled with alien races and strange technology, but against this backdrop there’s the many facets of human emotion as colonists struggle to make a new home. This is human life on the final frontier.

Here be Ghosts

Here be Ghosts by Various

Who are they? What are they? The souls of the long departed, or wicked manifestations of sin? Tales of ghosts and spectres have enthralled us since time began. From ghostly servants, spectral possession, a space-going ghostbuster, to Halloween horrors, wicked toads and missing children these tales bring chills and thrills. Ancient horrors, long-dead rockers, family secrets and helpful murder victims join them in providing the shivers and the quivers. Dare you venture with the dead-walking. 13 tales of spooks, lost souls, and weird adventures. Table of Contents 1. "Communication Breakdown" by Dayle A. Dermatis 2. "Alfred Lets Loose" by Linda Jordan 3. "Seventh" by Debbie Mumford 4. "Crossing the Naiad" by J.M. Ney-Grimm 5. "Full Circle" by Kate MacLeod 6. "Roadside Ghosts: A Collection of Horror and Dark Fantasy" by Steve Vernon 7. "The Palace" by Leah Cutter 8. "A Burning Rainbow Man" by Ann Stratton 9. "The Whole World for Each" by Kate MacLeod 10. "The Queen of Toads" by Joe Bonadonna 11. "Ghosts and Ghoulies" by Deb Logan 12. "The Secret of Blossom Rise: A Ghost Story" by A. L. Butcher 13. "The Popcorn Thief" by Leah Cutter

The First Stain

The First Stain by Various

The world isn’t black and white. Why should our stories be? There is often a moment when we discover the world is nothing like the fairy tales we grew up with. It’s grittier, darker, more complex. Perception isn’t always reality. Sometimes there’s another layer, another angle that demands acknowledgement. Each tale within The First Stain peels back those preconceived layers to expose the cracks in our not-so-perfect world. The First Stain showcases stories with a twist—from haunted visions to heartbreaking omens; vigilante justice to survival amidst metaphysical hellscapes. Enter a fantastical world where karma is Law—merciless and unforgiving. Discover the addiction of memory, and the regrets secreted therein. Within The First Stain, fears become nightmares. Nightmares become reality, and sometimes, the worst that could happen, comes to pass. These thirteen short stories by new and published authors delve into the themes of death, justice, family, redemption, and ugly truths bound in beautiful lies.

The Chromatic Court

The Chromatic Court by Various

Have you ever been haunted by a work of art? You may not be merely captured by the craft, but by something that lies in the work's depths. Something admiring you as you admire it. Do you know the King in Yellow? The Sepia Prince? The Duke of Rust? Have you heard their whispers coming to you from dried up parchment and faded photographs? Maybe another member of the King's court has lit upon your life, casting shadows and doubts. Do you worship them, fear them, revere them, or simply seek to understand them? These hallowed nobles who hold court around the King. Each noble holds an artform in their wavelength. For their color to shine, that art must practiced. There are no older or younger members of the court. Each has existed since before time was a concept they entertained. All of culture has evolved to suit their needs. Art is in the eye of the beholder, and color is only an abstract concept. The Chromatic Court is very real, you reading this has assured that... A Lovecraftian dark fantasy collection from Peter Rawlik, featuring all new stories by: Glynn Owen Barass, David Bernard, Jon Black, Simon Bucher-Jones, John Linwood Grant, Micah S. Harris, Rick Lai, MaTT Loughlin, Paul StJohn Mackintosh, Christine Morgan, Logan Noble, & Joseph S. Pulver Sr. Illustrations by Johannes Chazot. Design by Sophie Iles.

And The House Lights Dim

And The House Lights Dim by Various

"And the House Lights Dim is an immensely worthwhile read." From Laura Mauro's review on Black Static. (British Fantasy Award Winner, 2018) 5* "This is an anthology of dark fantasy and with one of the stories entitled Finding Waltzer 3, you know there are going to be more twists than a curly wurly. The author has a talent for making the hair on the back of your neck stand on ends, whether its because of an over-protective house, a teenage gamer or someone wishing to have the mind of a rival. Do not go camping to St Erth and never disturb a Greenland Shark. The stories are varied and imaginative and all are beautifully written and thought provoking, as in the case of 'Winter in the Vivarium'.

Famine (4 Horsemen Book 2)

Famine (4 Horsemen Book 2) by Various

Iron Faerie Publishing brings you... Famine! The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! Four figures in the Book of Revelations who symbolize the evils to come at the end of the world. Take a look at the stories these talented writers can tell in just 100 words! Featuring: Amber M. Simpson Andrea L. Staum Beth W. Patterson Charlotte Langtree Chisto Healy Chris Bannor Chris Hall Chris Hewitt Claire Davon Connor Sassmannshausen David Green Dawn Debraal DJ Elton Ella Everly Emma K Leadley Jacqueline Moran Meyer Jasiah Witkofsky Jessica Wilcox Katie Jordan Kimberly Rei Kristin Cragg Luis Manuel Torres Maggie D Brace Majanka Verstraete McKenzie Richardson Michelle Brett Natasha Sinclair Nerisha Kemraj Olivia Arieti Patrick Winters R.A. Goli S.O. Green Sam. Phebe-McGarvey Scarlett Lake William Snider

Conquest (4 Horsemen Book 1)

Conquest (4 Horsemen Book 1) by Various

Iron Faerie Publishing brings you... Conquest! The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! Four figures in the Book of Revelations who symbolize the evils to come at the end of the world. Take a look at the stories these talented writers can tell in just 100 words! Featuring: Amber M. Simpson Angalene Wiley Andrea L. Staum Beth W. Patterson Charlotte Langtree Chisto Healy Chris Bannor Chris Hall Chris Hewitt Claire Davon Connor Sassmannshausen David Green Dawn Debraal Declan Liam McKendrick DJ Elton Ella Everly Emma K Leadley Jacqueline Moran Meyer Jasiah Witkofsky Jessica Wilcox Katie Jordan Kimberly Rei Kristin Cragg Luis Manuel Torres Maggie D Brace Majanka Verstraete McKenzie Richardson Michelle Brett Natasha Sinclair Nerisha Kemraj Patrick Winters R.A. Goli S.O. Green Sam. Phebe-McGarvey Scarlett Lake William Snider

Gorgon: Stories of Emergence

Gorgon: Stories of Emergence by Various

Be changed.GORGON: STORIES OF EMERGENCE contains 42 transformative stories spanning all genres from both emerging and new voices alike, with all new stories by Gwendolyn Kiste, Richard Thomas, Annie Neugebauer, Eden Royce, Beth Cato, D.A. Xiaolin Spires and more, and featuring 10 illustrations by Carrion House.

Envy (Seven Deadly Sins Book 4)

Envy (Seven Deadly Sins Book 4) by Various

The desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation. An Infinity of Penance by Andrea Eaker The Elm of Dreams by Clint Foster The Sin by David Green The Favourite by Destiny Eve Pifer Urning Back Lost Things by Frances Tate We'll Always Have the Moon by J.W. Garrett Foreigner by James Lipson Eternal Reflection by Jessica Chanese Not Mine by Jo Niederhoff Til Death Don't Us Part by Jodi Jensen E.N.V.I.E. by K.B. Elijah Sacrilege by Kaitlyn Lynch Heaven by Kelly Matsuura

Dragons Within: Guarding Her Own

Dragons Within: Guarding Her Own by Various

“I am dragon. I am free. You are mine to protect.”===A truth-seeker becomes imbued with the power to tip the scales of justice. A headstrong privateer tempers her courage in the heart of a violent storm. A pair of mittens leads to a family history rich with dragons. Sparks fly when a chronically single pilot finally meets her match. Enter the world of Dragons Within: a place where woman and dragon are one and the same: reigning strong, fierce, and free. Forging bonds with the world of mankind, these unconquerable beings discover a love for the vulnerable, the fragile, the broken.A pregnant goddess seeks refuge for her children during war. A telepathic soldier finds the courage to claim her humanity. A dragon in human form uses her gifts to protect abuse victims in need. A girl chases a soldier through a desert wasteland to find her missing brother.Featuring twelve new and emerging speculative fiction writers, this power-driven book delves deep into the journey from treasure hunter to guardian, mercenary to savior, fire-breather to martyr. Transforming rage into righteousness, the women of Dragons Within claim their people, pledging their lives to...guard their own. by Celosia Crane (Author), Kimberly Gail (Author), Hayley Green (Author), Kristine Haecker (Author), Shannon McRoberts (Author), Finn O'Malley (Author), Leo Otherland (Author), D. Marie Prokop (Author), Jess Reece (Author), Theda Vallee (Author), Deana Rose Wilson (Author), Amanda Mills Woodlee (Author), Eben Schumacher (Illustrator), Dorothy Tinker (Introduction, Contributor)

The Bizarro Starter Kit (Purple)

The Bizarro Starter Kit (Purple) by Various

There's a new genre rising from the underground. Its name: BIZARRO. For years, readers have been asking for a category of fiction dedicated to the weird, crazy, cult side of storytelling that has become a staple in the film industry (with directors such as David Lynch, Takashi Miike, Tim Burton, and even Lloyd Kaufman) but has been largely ignored in the literary world, until now. The Bizarro Starter Kit features short novels and story collections by ten of the leading authors in the bizarro genre: Russell Edson, Athena Villaverde, David Agranoff, Matthew Revert, Andrew Goldfarb, Jeff Burk, Garrett Cook, Kris Saknussemm, Cody Goodfellow, and Cameron Pierce.

Chrysalis: A Fairy Tale Anthology

Chrysalis: A Fairy Tale Anthology by Various

Fairy Tales are about transformations, overcoming your obstacles, and becoming someone new. This anthology features 14 stories inspired by fairy tales and focusing on the characters who must transform on their journey.Edited by Tony DalyAuthors: Vonnie Winslow Crist, Jennifer Vizner, Carina Bissett, Edward Ahern, Pamela Jeffs, Carys Crossen, Mary E. Lowd, Lucinda Taylor, Fanni Suto, Shyla Fairfax-Owen, Cindar Harrell, Zoey Xolton, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, and Jade Black

Dragons Within: Claiming Her Wings

Dragons Within: Claiming Her Wings by Various

In a world full of princesses, always be a dragon.”A disillusioned demon hunter runs from her power.A deposed queen must consider the consequences of reclaiming her throne.A special agent faces the flames of injustice in a gut-wrenching trial.A medical mystery turns into a pursuit of dragons—across space and time.Welcome to Dragons Within: a fiery, quick-paced collection of stories featuring twelve women with dragon-like traits who hold untapped magic and power within. Some are full-blooded dragons, while others are simply human—but each carries the spirit of a dragon. Bringing together the fantastical and the mundane, the unique stories in this anthology span a wide range, from trial by magic and first encounters between human and dragon—to facing writer’s block and harnessing the power of language.A little girl navigates bullying, grief, and fair-weather friends while learning to embrace her inner dragon. A fashionista hunts for a one-of-a-kind piece to display in her closet. An encounter with mystical horse-like beings awakens a former rodeo star’s true magic. The spirit of a dragon shines forth during a mother’s grueling battle with cancer.Thoughtfully crafted by twelve new and emerging speculative fiction authors, these stories create a broad, limitless sky where individuals embrace their personal magic and rise. In the face of self-doubt, cunning, and fear, the women in Dragons Within must vanquish both inner and outer foes . . .claim their wings—and fly. by Charleigh Brennan (Author), Amanda Salmon (Author), A. R. Coble (Author), C. M. Lander (Author), Allorianna Matsourani (Author), D. Gabrielle Jensen (Author), E. A. Gordon (Author), G. Pearl Kilgore (Author), Jess Nickerson (Author), K. T. Seto (Author), Theodore Niretac Tinker (Author), JT Morse (Author), Eben Schumacher (Illustrator), Ynes Malakova (Introduction)

Dragons Within: Embracing Her Fire

Dragons Within: Embracing Her Fire by Various

“People who only see the bad call us cursed. Now I have a chance to change that narrative.” A noblewoman struggles to mind her manners when a pack of brutes manhandles her silks. A strategist weighs the growth of her career against the fate of her humanity. A deadly huntress questions her ability to serve as a kind, gentle leader. Fearing execution, a sweet-natured jeweler hides a dark secret. Journey into the world of Dragons Within and dance with a fire that flows through the veins of powerful women. Often viewed as evil and destructive, dragons lend their strength to aid their friends and loved ones. Similarly, certain traits in women are touted as unacceptable or taboo, but the women in this anthology claim those traits for their own good and the good of those around them. A lonely healer takes on the burdens of a troubled lake and the sorrowful spirits therein. A hapless lady taken to sea turns the tide from victim to victor. A self-conscious accountant dares to delve into desires that break the rules. A puppy lover with a short fuse takes on the Underworld with a quirky conviction. Powerfully crafted by twelve new and emerging speculative fiction authors, these tales shine a beacon of hope in the face of condemnation, giving others the courage to chase their dreams with scorching determination and impenetrable resolve. Shedding their fear, the women of Dragons Within approach the all-consuming black blaze and . . . embrace their fire. by C. D. Lombardi (Author), Chaz Beebe (Author), D.B. Smyth (Author), Jaumarro "Joy" Cuffee (Author), JoAnne Turner (Author), K. A. Moore (Author), L. C. Jenkins (Author), Lex Night (Author), Nikolai Wisekal (Author), Rachael Denessen (Author), Sianyn Leigh (Author), Ynes Malakova (Author), Leo Otherland (Introduction)

Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology

Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology by Various

Werewolves. Berserkers. Kitsune. From the most ancient times, tales have been told of people who transform into beasts. Sometimes they’re friendly and helpful. Sometimes they’re tricksters, playing jokes on their hapless victims. And sometimes, they’re terrifying. Were Tales is a collection of scary, thrilling, dark, mysterious, and even humorous short stories and poems of shapeshifters, from the talented minds of Jonathan Maberry, Stephanie Ellis, Gabino Iglesias, Laurel Hightower, Eric J. Guignard, Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, Shane Douglas Keene, Clara Madrigano, Kev Harrison, Beverley Lee, S.H. Cooper, Elle Turpitt, Catherine McCarthy, Alyson Faye, Theresa Derwin, Ruschelle Dillon, Baba Jide Low, H.R. Boldwood, Ben Monroe, Cynthia Pelayo, Cindy O’Quinn, Sara Tantlinger, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Linda Addison, Villimey Mist, Tabatha Wood, and Christina Sng.

F is for Fairy (Alphabet Anthologies)

F is for Fairy (Alphabet Anthologies) by Various

“Anyone who believes that faeries are wee, golden-haired creatures with dragon-fly wings and sweet intentions has never met a real faerie.” –Suzanne Willis, “A Silver Thread Between Worlds” Retellings of familiar favourites from new perspectives, and brand new stories share the pages of this fairy-themed collection. Within these offerings you’ll find fairy music and food, contracts (making and breaking them), changelings, circles and curses–these stories deliver all the things you already love about fairies and a few new tricks as well. A dusting of dragons, shapeshifters and ogres accompany these tales which include feminist fairies overcoming trauma, Norse fairies breaking the rules to interfere in human affairs, intergalactic fairies hitching a ride to a new home, political satire featuring an idiot king and talking animals, a new Robin Archer story, fairy run nightclubs and so, so much more. Altogether this anthology includes twenty-six brand new tales–one for each letter of the alphabet–from contributors Pete Aldin, Steve Bornstein, Andrew Bourelle, Stephanie A. Cain, Beth Cato, Sara Cleto, Cory Cone, Danielle Davis, Megan Engelhardt, Michael Fosburg, Joseph Halden, Lynn Hardaker, L.S. Johnson, Michael M. Jones, Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, Samantha Kymmell-Harvey, C.S. MacCath, Jonathan C. Parrish, Alexandra Seidel, Michael B. Tager, Rachel M. Thompson, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Brittany Warman, Lilah Wild, Suzanne J. Willis and BD Wilson.

C is for Chimera (Alphabet Anthologies)

C is for Chimera (Alphabet Anthologies) by Various

This installment of Rhonda Parrish’s alphabet anthology series asks skilled storytellers to write around the theme of chimera. The resulting tales are part fable, part poem, part dream. But like any chimera, the parts make up a greater whole. Blend reality with fantasy. Mesh science fiction with mystery. Mix history with what should have been. They are all chimera. A shadow tells a tale of schoolyard bullies. A long-vanished monster returns from the cold dark. Make-up makes up a life. Alchemy, Atlantis, and apocalypse. These 26 tales bring both chaos and closure to dark and elusively fantastic geographies. Contributing authors include: ~ Alexandra Seidel ~ KV Taylor ~ Marge Simon ~ Pete Aldin ~ Michael M. Jones ~ Simon Kewin ~ BD Wilson ~ Gabrielle Harbowy ~ Sara Cleto ~ Megan Engelhardt ~ Michael Fosburg ~ Megan Arkenberg ~ Lilah Wild ~ Laura VanArendonk Baugh ~ Milo James Fowler ~ Brittany Warman ~ Michael B. Tager ~ L.S. Johnson ~ Beth Cato ~ C.S. MacCath ~ Sammantha Kymmell-Harvey ~ Steve Bornstein ~ Suzanne van Rooyen ~ Michael Kellar ~ Jonathan C. Parrish ~ Amanda C. Davis ~

Beneath the Waves: A Twenty Ebook Box Set

Beneath the Waves: A Twenty Ebook Box Set by Various

Water has always intrigued humanity. We walk along the shores and banks of oceans and waterways, take boats across the surface, or swim in the waters. But water hides secrets - including those of the creatures that live in its depths... - What if mermaids really do exist, and they lure men to their deaths? - Why might bodies suddenly start washing up on shores all around the world? - What if you discovered a lost girl is the daughter of a water spirit? This collection contains stories about water creatures - sirens, kelpies, Hawaiian man-sharks, selkies, kraken, shapeshifters, and more - by twenty different authors. Table of Contents 1. "The Women of Whale Rock" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch 2. "Kelpie Christmas: A Paranormal Romantic Adventure" by Steve Vernon 3. "Radioactive Magic" by Bonnie Elizabeth 4. "Salt Water" by Deb Logan 5. "To Each Her Own" by Rebecca M. Senese 6. "Water Horses" by Lisa Silverthorne 7. "Vale of Semūin" by Eric Kent Edstrom 8. "The Jaws of the Mano" by Chuck Heintzelman 9. "Skydiving to the Gods" by Stefon Mears 10. "The Black Marker at the End of Time" by Ron Collins 11. "Monkey Sea, Monkey Do" by Robert Jeschonek 12. "Like At Loch Ness" by Karen L. Abrahamson 13. "Contact" by Marcelle Dube 14. "Abby Crumb: Bad Luck, Good Fortune" by Louisa Swann 15. "The Rusalka" by DeAnna Knippling 16. "An Idol for Emiko" by Travis Heermann 17. "Mother of the Waters" by Leigh Saunders 18. "We, the Ocean" by Alexandra Brandt 19. "And the Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead" by P.D. Cacek 20. "To Be a Monster" by Jamie Ferguson

Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling by Various

Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling is an anthology of short stories, poetry, and essays edited by Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates. Over two dozen authors, ranging from NYT-bestsellers and award winners to debut writers, chose a tired trope or cliche to challenge and surprise readers through their work. Read stories inspired by tropes such as the Chainmaille Bikini, Love at First Sight, Damsels in Distress, Yellow Peril, The Black Man Dies First, The Villain Had a Crappy Childhood, The Singularity Will Cause the Apocalypse, and many more...then discover what these tropes mean to each author to find out what inspired them. Join Maurice Broaddus, Adam Troy-Castro, Delilah S. Dawson, Shanna Germain, Sara M. Harvey, John Hornor Jacobs, Rahul Kanakia, Alethea Kontis, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Haralmbi Markov, Sunil Patel, Kat Richardson, Nisi Shawl, Ferrett Steinmetz, Anton Strout, Michael Underwood, Alyssa Wong, and many other authors as they take well-worn tropes and cliches and flip them upside down.

Reign of Queens: A Dragon Soul Press Anthology

Reign of Queens: A Dragon Soul Press Anthology by Various

In these eleven stories, women rule and worlds governed by men are a thing of the past. Whether righteous or downright sadistic, these authoritative female figures shape their worlds for better or worse despite the trials thrown their way.Featuring stories by Alanna Robertson-Webb, Paulene Turner, Clint Foster, Wondra Vanian, Peter VanGelderen, John Greville, Jarrett Mazza, Simone Oldman Green, McKenzie Richardson, Carrie Gessner, and Marcus Bines.Delve into an irresistible collection of mixed genres by these talented authors today!

Fae (Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menageries Book 1)

Fae (Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menageries Book 1) by Various

Meet Robin Goodfellow as you’ve never seen him before, watch damsels in distress rescue themselves, get swept away with the selkies and enjoy tales of hobs, green men, pixies and phookas. One thing is for certain, these are not your grandmother’s fairy tales. Fairies have been both mischievous and malignant creatures throughout history. They’ve dwelt in forests, collected teeth or crafted shoes. Fae is full of stories that honor that rich history while exploring new and interesting takes on the fair folk from castles to computer technologies and modern midwifing, the Old World to Indianapolis. Fae covers a vast swath of the fairy story spectrum, making the old new and exploring lush settings with beautiful prose and complex characters. Enjoy the familiar feeling of a good old-fashioned fairy tale alongside urban fantasy and horror with a fae twist. With an introduction by Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman, and all new stories from Sidney Blaylock Jr., Amanda Block, Kari Castor, Beth Cato, Liz Colter, Rhonda Eikamp, Lor Graham, Alexis A. Hunter, L.S. Johnson, Jon Arthur Kitson, Adria Laycraft, Lauren Liebowitz, Christine Morgan, Shannon Phillips, Sara Puls, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, and Kristina Wojtaszek.

Mythical Doorways (Fellowship of Fantasy Book 3)

Mythical Doorways (Fellowship of Fantasy Book 3) by Various

Eleven Tales of Magical, Mysterious, Mythical Doorways! Step through portals and into adventure as the authors of the Fellowship of Fantasy take you on another journey into fantastic worlds. Travel through time, space, and realities to encounter monsters, mechanical foxes, and the Fates themselves. You'll fly with dragons, save implausible beasts, and perhaps find your true home. Choose your path wisely, for dangers lurk in the lands beyond. In the third anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy, eleven authors promise you journeys into fairy lands hidden within the modern world, futuristic universities, and lands of ancient myth. So what are you waiting for? Cross through our Doorways for the adventure of a lifetime!

Hall of Heroes: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology

Hall of Heroes: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology by Various

Twenty-Seven Thrilling Tales from Amazing Fantasy Authors! Whether they are unwitting, plucky, or just plain epic, heroes capture the imagination and rescue us from everyday life. With stories set in fantastic, magical realms, gritty urban landscapes, and fairytale kingdoms, our heroes stand fast as defenders of good. Struggling against evil governments, wicked demi-gods, wrathful nature, supernatural con-men, and their own insecurities, each must find the strength to triumph and the will to persevere. In the second anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy, twenty-three authors explore the theme of heroes, covering genres ranging from steampunk and fairytale to urban and Arthurian. These are the heroes you've been waiting for. Enjoy Heroes: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology and join the adventures!

Autumn Nights: 10 Stories to Skitter Up Your Spine

Autumn Nights: 10 Stories to Skitter Up Your Spine by Various

Hot summer days fade, and the chills of autumn begin. Leaves wither and fall, trees lay barren, and darkness descends earlier each evening. While people seek shelter in warm, cozy confines, the hair-raising denizens of the night come out to play. The hollow winds carry more than the skittering sounds of dead leaves… Ten creepy tales that will leave you checking your windows and tucking yourself safely under the covers await in this book. Perfect for lingering evenings around the campfire, or golden afternoons with a blanket and warm apple cider, the third installment of the Autumn Nights Charity Anthologies is brimming with creepy crawlies. Not only are the stories low on gore and safe for readers 16 and up, but your purchase will help your fellow humans. All royalties from this anthology will be donated to RIP Medical Debt, a non-profit that purchases bulk medical debt and pays it off for those most in need. No family should have to choose between medical care and a home. The Skittering by Mallory Kelly Dreamweaver by Jaecyn Boné Deathbed Confessions Are Not Beholden to NDAs by Frank L Tybush V New Life by Helen Whistberry The Sublime Desdemona Scarlet by Jacob Klop Prey by Brendon Pohner The Nest by Fay Lane The Bitten Rush by L.T. Ward Pandora’s Attic by Jerusha René The Protectors by A.W. Wang *These stories are intended to be safe reading for Young Adults and Adults alike, with no graphic/explicit violence or sexual situations. In this book, The Bitten Rush does have the trigger warning of addiction. Each book in the series can be read in any order, as there is no relationship between the stories from one book to the next. Want to start with this one and help relieve crushing medical debt? Go for it!

Sirens (Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries Book 4)

Sirens (Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries Book 4) by Various

Sirens are beautiful, dangerous, and musical, whether they come from the sea or the sky. Greek sirens were described as part-bird, part-woman, and Roman sirens more like mermaids, but both had a voice that could captivate and destroy the strongest man. The pages of this book contain the stories of the Sirens of old, but also allow for modern re-imaginings, plucking the sirens out of their natural elements and placing them at a high school football game, or in wartime London, or even into outer space. Featuring stories by Kelly Sandoval, Amanda Kespohl, L.S. Johnson, Pat Flewwelling, Gabriel F. Cuellar, Randall G. Arnold, Michael Leonberger, V. F. LeSann, Tamsin Showbrook, Simon Kewin, Cat McDonald, Sandra Wickham, K.T. Ivanrest, Adam L. Bealby, Eliza Chan, and Tabitha Lord, these siren songs will both exemplify and defy your expectations.

Here Be Elves (Here Be - Myth, Monsters and Mayhem)

Here Be Elves (Here Be - Myth, Monsters and Mayhem) by Various

A shapeshifter who spies for the fey conquerors of the mortal world fights her urge to help an oppressed human child. Her duty points one way. Her inclination, another. How will she choose? The only elf able to stand in for the big guy—Santa himself, away on sabbatical—can’t be found. His cohorts hire an elf PI plus partner—Diz and Dee—to track down the necessary missing fellow. A faie knight, banished from the realm under the knowe, loves the bright world and the mortals who dwell there. But the faie king wants his knight back, and he prefers tricks and cheats for tactics. A healer mage discovers a young man dying of fey magic on the steps of her perfume shop. Battling the fairy queen to save him puts her heart at risk. Celtic elves, dangerous and beautiful. Scandinavian elves, mischievous pranksters. Norse elves, warriors and consorts to the gods. Santa’s elves, practical and plucky. The Fair Folk beguile imagination with their mystery, allure, and hints of madness. Consort with the fey in the 13 tales of Here Be Elves—magic, myth, and mayhem await you. Table of Contents 1. "Destiny" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch 2. "The Case of the Missing Elf" by Annie Reed 3. "Hidden in Mist" by Chrissy Wissler 4. "Forty Years Among the Elves" by Stefon Mears 5. "Myths and Magic" by Kevin Partner 6. "The Shining Citadel" by A. L. Butcher 7. "Kirwan's Son" by Marcelle Dube 8. "Blood Silver" by J.M. Ney-Grimm 9. "By the Chimney With Care" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch 10. "Jar of Souls" by Lisa Silverthorne 11. "Hidden in Myth" by Chrissy Wissler 12. "The Merchant of Elves" by Robert Jeschonek 13. "Elf Saga, Book 1: Doomsday" by Joseph Robert Lewis

Trenchcoats, Towers, and Trolls: Cyberpunk Fairy Tale

Trenchcoats, Towers, and Trolls: Cyberpunk Fairy Tale by Various

What do you get when you take the high tech/low life settings of cyberpunk and sprinkle them with the magic and possibilities of fairy tales? Trolls under teleportation bridges, masquerades held in virtual reality, princely avatars, giants and dwarves alongside hackers and androids. From retellings of traditional tales such as Rumpelstiltskin, in which a young woman is tasked with writing code instead of spinning gold, to original tales like the changeling-inspired story of a formless machine intelligence that hijacks human bodies, these cyberpunk fairy tales form a unique collection that is sure to satisfy connoisseurs of both genres. Original stories from Thomas Badlan, Suzanne Church, Beth Goder, Sarah Van Goethem, Nicola Kapron, V.F. LeSann, Angus McIntyre, Wendy Nikel, Ana Sun, Michael Teasdale, Alena Van Arendonk and Laura VanArendonk Baugh.

Gilded Glass: Twisted Myths and Shattered Fairy Tales

Gilded Glass: Twisted Myths and Shattered Fairy Tales by Various

A mirror is far more than meets the eye. When you gaze into the gilded glass, what do you see—and what looks back at you? A beautiful woman hiding an ugly secret? A malevolent king who delivers a fate worse than death? An urban legend who will become an unlikely ally? An alien gladiator with reflective armor? A monster to the rescue? A goddess? A distorted version of yourself? Dare to gaze into these 24 original tales of sweet deceptions and cursed truths by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry, Alan Dean Foster, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Michaelbrent Collings, and more. Edited by international bestseller Kevin J. Anderson and Allyson Longueira and their Publishing graduate students at Western Colorado University, Gilded Glass: Twisted Myths and Shattered Fairy Tales offers stories with diverse roots, characters, and cultures, from frightening to funny, from once upon a time to far-flung futures and back to the modern day. Deals are made and wishes granted. Friendships forged and enemies vanquished. You’ll love this anthology of modern myths, lore, and fairy tales, because everyone enjoys a happily ever after... ...or do they? Stare deep into the gilded glass. What you find might haunt you.

Mothers of Enchantment: New Tales of Fairy Godmothers

Mothers of Enchantment: New Tales of Fairy Godmothers by Various

We remember her best as the generous fairy who dresses Cinderella and handles transportation while she’s at it. But that’s just the most famous fairy godmother’s tale. With a little imagination, you’ll find that fairy godmothers and godfathers appear in many varied forms. The authors in this anthology have crafted new tales that re-imagine the fairy godmother and her role. A young fairy grapples with imposter syndrome as she takes up her new appointment as godmother. Immortal sisters bestow blessings and curses on princesses as a way to battle the patriarchal fairy godfathers. A struggling artist receives a godmother’s help to impress at her high school reunion. Sparing the life of a moth leads to magical help from an unexpected protector. Retellings of Pinocchio, Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Frog Prince show the magic of these stories in a whole new light. Infused with modern sensibilities but honoring the tradition of fairy tales, these dozen stories will enchant and inspire you.

Triangulation: Extinction (Triangulation Anthologies)

Triangulation: Extinction (Triangulation Anthologies) by Various

Can we bring a species back from extinction? Why are dragons not with us today? Would you condemn a whole species to die so you could live? Explore these tales of species extinction. Hold fast against the winds of death with the caretakers of the future. Decipher warnings from the past, the future, and worlds between worlds. Be more dangerous than the big game hunters. Doggedly track down the last specimen across three continents. Recognize messages aliens have left for us so we don't continue on the destructive path we're on. Are our successors already waiting in the wings? Featuring stories by these authors: Liam Hogan, Blake Jessop, Owen Leddy, Katie Sakanai, Joshua David Bellin, Marshall J. Moore, Elana Gomel, Rhonda Eikamp, Jamie Lackey, Jennifer R. Povey, Jim Hanson, Sean Jones, E.A. Petricone, Brett Kozlowski, Bradley Heywood, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Katrinka Mannelly, Bo Balder, Bethany Van Sterling, Steve Carr, Joy Kennedy-O'Neill, Marissa James, Brian Rappatta, Anya Ow, Michael Triozzi, Carina Bissett, & Sam Hicks.

Corvidae (Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menageries Book 2)

Corvidae (Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menageries Book 2) by Various

A flock of shiny stories! Associated with life and death, disease and luck, corvids have long captured mankind’s attention, showing up in mythology as the companions or manifestations of deities, and starring in stories from Aesop to Poe and beyond. In Corvidae birds are born of blood and pain, trickster ravens live up to their names, magpies take human form, blue jays battle evil forces, and choughs become prisoners of war. These stories will take you to the Great War, research facilities, frozen mountaintops, steam-powered worlds, remote forest homes, and deep into fairy tales. One thing is for certain, after reading this anthology, you’ll never look the same way at the corvid outside your window. Featuring works by Jane Yolen, Mike Allen, C.S.E. Cooney, M.L.D. Curelas, Tim Deal, Megan Engelhardt, Megan Fennell, Adria Laycraft, Kat Otis, Michael S. Pack, Sara Puls, Michael M. Rader, Mark Rapacz, Angela Slatter, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, and Leslie Van Zwol.

White Magic: Russian Emigre Tales of Mystery and Terror

White Magic: Russian Emigre Tales of Mystery and Terror by Various

The thirteen tales in this volume – a baker’s dozen of stories – were all written by Russian émigrés, writers who fled their native country in the early twentieth century to avoid the turmoil of war and revolution. And while the stories are the work of nine very different writers, who all had very different experiences of exile, all are united by a single theme: mystery. You will also find a fair dose of magic and mysticism here, of terror and the supernatural. There are Petersburg revenants, grief-stricken avengers, Lithuanian vampires, flying skeletons, murders and duels, and even a ghostly Edgar Allen Poe.

Tales of the Sunrise Lands: Anthology of Fantasy Japan

Tales of the Sunrise Lands: Anthology of Fantasy Japan by Various

Japan has long fascinated with its unique culture and elaborate folklore. This anthology collects fantasy stories inspired by the culture and literary traditions of the Japanese. From steadfast samurai and contemplative monks, to transforming animals, horrifying spirits, end everyday items come to life, these tales transport you to the magical world of the Sunrise Lands. *An itinerant monk and his animal companion follow an evil wind to a desolate village. *An onmyĹŤji astrologer investigates the murder of a man who held secrets of the Imperial family. *The gods' gift of good luck is accompanied by an invisible cat. *The daughter of a fallen samurai is drawn back into her violent past to defend a village from attacking rĹŤnin. *A little girl is caught between a mischievous fox and a talking fish. 18 stories of magical Japan, by: Mike Adamson, Stewart C Baker, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Jaap Boekestein, Evan Dicken, Alice Dryden, Steven Grassie, Alison Akkiko McBain, Harry Elliot, Marta Murvosh, Kirstie Olley, Richard Parks, Frances Pauli, TS Rhodes, Douglas Smith, Lyn Thorne-Adler, Josh Wagner, Will Weisser.

Scarecrow (Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menageries Book 3)

Scarecrow (Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menageries Book 3) by Various

Hay-men, mommets, tattie bogles, kakashi, tao-tao—whether formed of straw or other materials, the tradition of scarecrows is pervasive in farming cultures around the world. The scarecrow serves as decoy, proxy, and effigy—human but not human. We create them in our image and ask them to protect our crops and by extension our very survival, but we refrain from giving them the things a creation might crave—souls, brains, free-will, love. In Scarecrow, fifteen authors of speculative fiction explore what such creatures might do to gain the things they need or, more dangerously, think they want. Within these pages, ancient enemies join together to destroy a mad mommet, a scarecrow who is a crow protects solar fields and stores long-lost family secrets, a woman falls in love with a scarecrow, and another becomes one. Encounter scarecrows made of straw, imagination, memory, and robotics while being spirited to Oz, mythological Japan, other planets, and a neighbor’s back garden. After experiencing this book, you’ll never look at a hay-man the same. Featuring all new work by Jane Yolen, Andrew Bud Adams, Laura Blackwood, Amanda Block, Scott Burtness, Virginia Carraway Stark, Amanda C. Davis, Megan Fennell, Kim Goldberg, Kat

Tales of Ever After: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology

Tales of Ever After: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology by Various

Rescue a princess, meet a mermaid, win your reward. The authors of the Fellowship of Fantasy tackle fairy tales from once upon a time to happily ever after. Explore twists on old tales and brand new magical stories. Meet feisty mermaids, friendly lampposts, and heroes who just might be monsters themselves. This fourth anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy will lead you on a quest for entertainment and storm the castle of your imagination. So make a wish and enter the deep dark woods to find stories that will make you laugh, shiver, and maybe even fall in love.

Here Be Trolls (Here Be - Myth, Monsters and Mayhem Book 14)

Here Be Trolls (Here Be - Myth, Monsters and Mayhem Book 14) by Various

A reclusive young woman ventures out of her library to meet her identical twin, a twin she never knew about. How many more secrets lie in her past? A fallen mage believes he’s reached sanctuary. But when three ingots vanish from the vault he protects for a troll warlord, his search for the thief once again thrusts him in harm’s way. A troll shaman calls from her deathbed, sending her heiress on a quest to return their people’s magical gemstone to its place of origin. If she succeeds, she becomes the leader of her tribe. If she fails, there will be no tribe to lead. A wise old auntie and her kin must defend their remote homestead against a marauding troll of old, a fearsome beast bearing great fangs and claws—and gripped by a hunger for human flesh. An agent of the Society for Magickal Heritage must find the source of an occult disease decimating Britain’s troll enclaves—and fix it. Simple in theory, tricky in practice, for the only place that might hold the information she needs is the ancient and inconveniently lost enclave of Farringale... A princess faces war on two fronts: demons outside in the forest and hidden enemies in the caves of home. If she loses either battle, everything is lost, even though she’s a badass warrior troll. From nightmare monsters who enjoy dining on children to spiritual mystics in tune with the natural world, from gritty champions to peculiar cooks, from shy hermits to paladin mages—greenskins, trolls, and orcs feature as heroes or as villains in these 10 tales of magic, myth, and mayhem.

Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline: Dieselpunk and Decopunk Fairy Tales

Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline: Dieselpunk and Decopunk Fairy Tales by Various

Dieselpunk and decopunk are alternative history re-imaginings of (roughly) the WWI and WWII eras: tales with the grit of roaring bombers and rumbling tanks, of 'We Can Do It' and old time gangsters, or with the glamour of flappers and Hollywood starlets, smoky jazz and speakeasies. The stories in this volume add fairy tales to the mix, transporting classic tales to this rich historical setting. Two young women defy the devil with the power of friendship. The pilot of a talking plane discovers a woman who transforms into a swan every night and is pulled into a much more personal conflict than the war he’s already fighting. A pair of twins with special powers find themselves in Eva Braun’s custody and wrapped up in a nefarious plan. A team of female special agents must destroy a secret weapon–the spindle–before it can be deployed. Retellings of The Little Mermaid, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Monkey King, Swan Lake, Pinocchio and more are all showcased alongside some original fairy tale-like stories. Featuring stories by Zannier Alejandra, Alicia K. Anderson, Jack Bates, Patrick Bollivar, Sara Cleto, Amanda C. Davis, Jennifer R. Donohue, Juliet Harper, Blake Jessop, A.A. Medina, Lizz Donnelly, Nellie Neves, Wendy Nikel, Brian Trent, Alena Van Arendonk, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Sarah Van Goethem, and Robert E. Vardeman.

Paws, Claws, and Magic Tales: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology

Paws, Claws, and Magic Tales: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology by Various

There's just something magical about cats. Fierce hunters content to rest upon our sofas. Sweet friends but stubbornly independent. Fluffy little murder balls with jellybean toes and razor-sharp claws. It's easier to answer what cats aren't than what they are. In this purr-fect collection, awesome authors pounce upon the challenge of the mysterious cat like the elusive little red dot it is. Curl up with sixteen stories all featuring our furry, frisky, fabulous feline friends. Inside, you'll find adorable house cats, majestic big cats, and imperious cat-dragons. You'll meet cats who are their owners' protectors, who help them find true love, and who tackle the challenges of caring for their clumsy human companions in hilarious, heartwarming, and harrowing ways. This fifth anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy features new and returning authors, dedicated to giving you the best in cat-related fantasy fiction.

Earth: Giants, Golems, & Gargoyles (Elemental Anthology Book 2)

Earth: Giants, Golems, & Gargoyles (Elemental Anthology Book 2) by Various

We come from dust, and to dust we return… Earth is steady. Solid. Reliable. It is the source of life and the thing which sustains it. But it’s not always serene and peaceful. It takes a lot to stir the earth but when it does, things get dramatic. Quakes swallow cities. Oceans rise. Mountains crumble. Earth is not weak, and it knows no pity. Learn the strength of Earth and its creations in these eighteen stories, including: rusting dragons; mysterious summer jobs; magical inheritances; and dryads engaged in a bitter war. Featuring: Jane Yolen; Chadwick Ginther; Kevin Cockle; Damascus Mincemeyer; Laura VanArendonk Baugh; Catherine Macleod; Mara Malins; Steve Toase; Suzanne J. Willis; Blake Jessop; Buzz Dixon; David L. Craddock; Rose Strickman; Gregory L. Norris; Tamsin Showbrook; Sarah Van Goethem; Tim Ford; and V.F. LeSann.

Girls of Might and Magic: An Anthology By Diverse Books With Magic

Girls of Might and Magic: An Anthology By Diverse Books With Magic by Various

Find your might. Discover your magic. A disabled teen tracks down an elusive sea beast. A young, Indian detective finds a magical artifact. A Black teen who can see the dead solves a murder mystery. An Ethiopian girl discovers magical secrets when she is kidnapped by her teacher. A teen survivor of a deadly plague realizes she and her robot companion are not alone. Across realms, worlds, and dimensions we bring you sixteen fantasy and/or science fiction tales that explore the tribulations of growing up. In Girls of Might and Magic, we aim to put characters of color, characters with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ characters front and center in stories about strength and resilience. Full of diverse characters and #ownvoices authors, the protagonists in these coming-of-age YA adventures will not only discover powerful magic but discover themselves along the way. Don't miss this magical collection of stories about witches, fae, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, jinn, and more! The collection includes: Heartburn by E. M. Lacey Wind and Silk by Alice Ivinya Faith by Sudha Kuruganti Grace and Ghosts by K. R. S. McEntire The Outside by C. C. Solomon Daughter of Soil and Gold by Meghan Rhine Check Yourself by Kat Zaccard A Meeting in the Woods by Nicole Givens Kurtz Pretty Young Things by LaLa Leo Funnel Cake by Amanda Ross Outcast by D. L. Howard Serenity Dawn by C. I. Raiyne The Cursed Gift by Courtney Dean Chasing Waves by Kendra Merritt Sight by Tamika Brown Memories of Magic by Ashley Ford

Air: Sylphs, Spirits, & Swan Maidens (Elemental Anthology Book 3)

Air: Sylphs, Spirits, & Swan Maidens (Elemental Anthology Book 3) by Various

Whimsical, Inquisitive, Quick-Witted Air is essential for life. Air is so important that breathing is instinctual. Yet Air is unstable and capricious, blowing gently as a summer breeze in one moment and blasting with the fury of a tornado in the next. No wonder that tricksters, fairies, and spirits belong to Air just as much as winged creatures. Elusive and ethereal, Air’s denizens are difficult to find and harder to capture. Brave the ever-changing world of Air with these twenty-one stories and poems, featuring: Rose Strickman; Davian Aw; Mark Bruce; Alexandra Seidel; Damascus Mincemeyer; Cherry Potts; Ellen Huang; Giselle Leeb; Bronwynn Erskine; Kevin Cockle; Elizabeth R. McClellan; Chadwick Ginther; Christa Hogan; Rowena McGowan; Laura VanArendonk Baugh; Alyson Faye; Mara Malins; Sara C. Walker; Elise Forier Edie; Oliver Smith; and Sarah Van Goethem.

Once Upon A Wish: 16 Dreamy Faerie Tales (Once Upon Series Book 6)

Once Upon A Wish: 16 Dreamy Faerie Tales (Once Upon Series Book 6) by Various

Dreaming of a magical world? Your wish is our command! These sixteen fairytale retellings from bestselling authors will sweep you away into enchanted lands where wishes have the power to change lives. With wistful twists on Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and more, you'll be enthralled by these all-new tales. Just be careful what you wish for... INCLUDES: The Dust Wish - Alethea Kontis A prince attempting to win the hand of a princess is helped by an enthusiastic boy, a snarky maid, and a wish-granting dust bunny. Ashes to Ashes - Phaedra Weldon Bounty Hunter Cynder's latest job is to hunt down a Djinn who refuses to fulfill his third wish. Not quite believing in such things as Wish Givers (especially Fairy Godmothers), Cynder's world capsizes when she discovers what that third wish is all about.

Water: Selkies, Sirens, & Sea Monsters (Elemental Anthology Book 4)

Water: Selkies, Sirens, & Sea Monsters (Elemental Anthology Book 4) by Various

Water is the most yielding of all elements, changing to fit its container, whether that be a thimble or a lake bed. At the same time, anyone who has ever watched the unrelenting progression of a tsunami understands its raw power. Associated with mutability and the subconscious, Water is both the tranquil azure of a tropical sea and the tumultuous waves and whitecaps of an embroiled ocean. As many faces as Water may wear, the creatures within and associated with it have even more. Discover the transforming power of Water and the creatures that thrive on it in these twenty-four stories and poems, including: a selkie seeking divorce in Reno; a kitchen witch trying to save her small town; and a professional acquisitionist hired to steal a mermaid from a sideshow exhibit. Featuring: Catherine MacLeod; Kevin Cockle; Greta Starling; Elise Forier Edie; Kate Shannon; Sara Rauch; Katie Marie; Rebecca Brae; Colleen Anderson; L. T. Waterson; Chadwick Ginther; Julia Heller; Marshall J. Moore; Joel McKay; Elizabeth R. McClellan; Eric M. Borsage; Laura VanArendonk Baugh; Josh Reynolds; Liam Hogan; Mari Ness; Davide Mana; Sarah Van Goethem; Valerie Hunter; and Kelly Sandoval.

Fantastic Creatures: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology Kindle Edition

Fantastic Creatures: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology Kindle Edition by Various

Here be dragons ... and selkies and griffins and maybe even a mermaid or two. Twenty fantasy authors band together to bring you a collection of thrilling tales and magical monsters. Do you like to slay dragons? Or befriend them? Do you prefer to meet cephalopods as gigantic kraken or adorable tree octopuses? Each story focuses around a fantastic creature from folklore or mythology, and they range from light and playful tales for the whole family to darker stories that may make you wish to leave the lights on. These stories carry the Fellowship of Fantasy seal of approval. While our monsters may be horrifying, you won't stumble into questionable content. Perfect for the fantasy lover who can't get enough of mythical beasts.

Once Upon A Star: 14 SF-Inspired Faerie Tales (Once Upon Series Book 4)

Once Upon A Star: 14 SF-Inspired Faerie Tales (Once Upon Series Book 4) by Various

From the bestselling authors of the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies! Revisit your favorite faerie tales, masterfully retold in science fiction settings with delightful (and sometimes chilling) twists. What if the Twelve Dancing Princesses were undead clones? What if the witch in Hansel and Gretel was an AI-sentient house? Are you ready for the Three Little Pigs… in space? These fourteen tales will entertain and inspire you, and you’ll never see your favorite faerie tales quite the same way again. Grab your copy of Once Upon A Star, and don’t forget the five other anthologies for more magical retellings! ESCAPE: A Liza Roth Adventure by Anthea Sharp - A princess on the run and her feline companion find adventure - and danger - on Starhub Station in this story based on the Icelandic fairy tale Kisa the Cat. TRUE.LOVE by Alethea Kontis - In this futuristic retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a gamer hacktivist tries to take down the world’s largest matchmaking site…and stumbles on a side quest he never bargained for. BLOW YOUR PLANET DOWN by Shawntelle Madison - After the Wolverine Horde nearly destroyed her home world, Commander Cressida Van Der Snout is prepared to use the Horde’s greatest weapon to exact her revenge.

What Remains When The Stars Burn Out: a horror collection by P.L. McMillan

What Remains When The Stars Burn Out: a horror collection by P.L. McMillan by Various

From the lips of a dying woman to the ears of an overworked nurse, a word begins to haunt her and the city in which she lives. An office worker is convinced she has contracted something highly contagious, but no one believes her. Earth is on the brink of collapse, when scientists discover a new plane of reality. Could this be the salvation people are seeking? A company’s revolutionary method of travel promises instant teleportation across countless light years but at a price. What Remains When The Stars Burn Out is a vivid collection of twelve stories ranging from the morbid to the macabre, the sinister to the supernatural, the unearthly to the uncanny, which are sure to send a shiver down your spine.

Forgotten Ones: Drabbles of Myth and Legend (Eerie Drabbles of Fantasy and Horror)

Forgotten Ones: Drabbles of Myth and Legend (Eerie Drabbles of Fantasy and Horror) by Various

The battle is upon us, and the old gods are waking. Tremble as you rediscover the darkness that came before, the darkness that could eat the world. Within these pages gods of fable, creatures of lore, and ancient rituals have been brought back to life in over two hundred drabbles of exactly one hundred words each. Delve into the madness created by award-winning horror and fiction authors from around the world. We dare you to remember the fear of the unknown, and to dive headfirst into ancient mysteries. The old gods have awoken, and with them lose chaos will reign again. Featuring Authors: Abiran Raveenthiran, Al Provance, Al-Hazred, Alanna Robertson-Webb, Alice de Sampaio, Amber M. Simpson, Andra Dill, Andrew Anderson, Andy Leavy, Ann Wycoff, Arnie May, Brian Rosenberger, Bryan Dyke, C. Marry Hultman, Callum Pearce, Charles Reis, Charlotte O’Farrell, Chris Bannor, Chris Hewitt, Clint Foster, David A.F. Brown, DeBickel, Derek Dunn, Dickon Springate, Drew Starling, Elin Olausson, Elizabeth Nettleton, Emma K. Leadley, Faith Pierce, Fred Williamson, Gabriella Balcom, Galina Trefil, Hannah Hulbert, Heidi Ann Willits, Heinrich von Wolfcastle, Henry Herz, Holley Cornetto, Hunter LaCross, Jacek Wilkos, Jaclyn Fulscher, James Bates, Jen Chichester, Jennifer Winters, Jess Rhodes, Joe Scipione, Joel R. Hunt, Josh Herz, Joshua E. Borgmann, K. B. Elijah, K.R. Nox, K.T. Tate, Karen Heslop, Kase Glidewell, Kathleen Halecki, Kerry E.B. Black, Kevin J. Kennedy, Kim Plasket, Kimberly Rei, Laurence Sullivan, LP Hernandez, Mark Anthony Smith, Mark Kodama, Matt Lucas, Matthew A Clarke, Melody Grace, Michael D. Nadeau, Michelle River, N.M. Brown, Nerisha Kemraj, Nick Moore, Noa Covo, Paddy Armstrong, Patricia Elliott, Paul Benkendorfer, Regina Kenney, Robin Braid, Ron Davis, Russell Smeaton, Ryan Rosenberry, S. C. Morgan, Sandy Butchers, Sarah Matthews, Sean P. Chatterton, Sheldon Woodbury, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, Steve Stred, T.J. Lea, Thomas Wake, Timothy Friesenhahn, Tor-Anders Ulven, Wendy Cheairs, Willem V Much, Ximena Escobar, Yvonne Glasgow, Zoey Xolton

Twenty Twenty: A horror celebration of the Roaring Twenties (BHP Writers' Group Special Edition Book 4)

Twenty Twenty: A horror celebration of the Roaring Twenties (BHP Writers' Group Special Edition Book 4) by Various

Celebrating 100 years since the Roaring Twenties, come with us on a look back at the jazz era. Historical stories with dark and terrible twists - the speakeasy girl with two mouths, Mafia gangs with secrets more sinister than history suggests, bloodthirsty flappers, dark tales from the Depression, and many more. SUPPORTING AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE WILDLIFE ORGANISATIONS ALL PROFITS from TWENTY TWENTY will be donated to the following organisations who are providing emergency veterinary care, etc to wildlife in the affected bushfire zones; ~NSW (New South Wales) WIRES ~Zoos Victoria Love Always, Vera by A.R. Dean Just One Bottle by Amber M. Simpson Blood Talkies by Andrea Allison Body Parts by Andrew Kurtz The Cost of Diamonds by Catherine Kenwell Death Was Her Voice by Chris Bannor The Sacrifice by D.J. Elton Leahy Castle by D.J. Tyrer Nosferatu by D.M. Burdett Little Brass Tin by David Bowmore When the Leonids Come by David M. Hoenig

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