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DDII ThumbnailDifferent Dragons II

What happens when dragons are dropped unexpectedly on your front door step from a company you’ve never heard of? In China, a dragon comes up with a unique solution on what to do with all those maidens! An amusement park is hounded by a sea monster the Indians had been feeding for centuries. Haunted by a ghostly dragon, a young woman flees across the snow wilderness, terrified her slaughter of the beasts means her own death.

A family is murdered in the Middle East, and a dragon promises a young girl vengeance for their deaths.

Are there dragons on a spaceship? You bet! Not to mention an usual dragon ride one pilot will never forget! And let’s not forget, how dragons can appear to be something they’re not, when protecting themselves or their family, from hidden magical dangers.

These and other tales await within these pages of Different Dragons II.

MY STORY: “Such is the Jungle”
 The leader of an ancient tribe remembers the last, great qwilai, how it slew his village, and of his journey to make his people safe once again.

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CoverThumbnailFantastic Holidays – The Gift of Stories (Fall 2014)

’Tis the Season—for 14 more magical, macabre and merry tales to make your Holidays … Fantastic!
Gingerbread houses, caroling carolers, brightly trimmed trees, big family dinners, pristine snowfalls … the familiar pleasures of the season.

But what better pleasure is there than a good holiday story? So open this winter solstice sampler and indulge in funny festive fantasies, nightmares before Christmas, and stunning space-age celebrations … these stories will warms hearts and minds like a blazing Yule log.

Fantastic Holiday Stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Mercedes Lackey, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jonathan Maberry, Eric James Stone, Nina Kiriki Hoffman., Quincy J Allen, Ken Scholes, Sam Knight, David Boop, Heather Graham, Brad R. Torgersen, Patricia Briggs

MY STORY: “Jimmy Krinklepot and the White Rebs of Hayberry”
Jimmy Krinklepot has been denied his one true love, the love of invention, for just trying to help the family cook. To save himself, he’ll have to save Hayberry from a Rebel attack.

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ThumbnailCoverOne Horn to Rule Them All (August 8th, 2014)

Unicorns, with their single ivory horn, are elusive and magical creatures of myth. Yet even more elusive are the purple unicorns.

First sighted at the Superstars Writing Seminar, their legend has grown year after year until it could only be contained in this anthology. Nineteen storytellers, including Peter S. Beagle, Todd McCaffrey, and Jody Lynn Nye, as well as new and rising authors, invite us into worlds both near and far, across a desert oasis, a pet shop, a Comic-Con exhibition floor, and more, and show us the many variations of purple unicorns, from the imaginary to the actual-and one very memorable half-unicorn, half-potato.

One Horn to Rule Them All is an unforgettable collection of imagination and creativity. So, saddle up, and take a ride beyond the rainbow.

All profits benefit the Superstars Writing Seminar Scholarship Fund.

MY STORY: “The Godfairy”
Vince Capaldi must figure out why there’s a severed purple unicorn head in the governor’s bed and face down a mean fairy godmother who might have a heart of gold… or maybe not.

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Slayers (July, 2014)

slay verb (used with object), slew, slain, slay·ing. 1.to kill by violence. 2. to destroy; extinguish… A Slayer has but one purpose. 7DS Books debuts the newest collection of short stories in SLAYERS. Seven short story missions of your not so typical slayers taking on highly unusual targets. These captivating stories slice through tales of aliens, super slugs, demons, and beyond. Did that say super slugs? Yes. Read something dripping in fresh plots and bizarre characters. Discover your next favorite author

MY STORY: “Tasty Morsels”
A down-on-his-luck FBI agent must save Manhattan from a serial killer. With the help of three gourmet chefs, he discovers that what’s stalking the Big Apple isn’t what he thought it was.

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PDTIV_ThumnailPenny Dread Tales vIV (June, 2014)

Penny Dread Tales Volume IV explores the darker side of steampunk, where demons reign and the human spirit can be as unwholesome and unholy as your worst nightmare. Immerse yourself in this tome of light and darkness. Revel in the triumphs of adventurous heroes and despair in the maleficence of heartless villains, human and inhuman alike.

These short stories will take you across the globe and across dimensions. You will find yourself soaring through the skies over America and Europe. You will visit the seedy underside of Seattle, the dusty plains of the southwest, and the great savannahs of darkest Africa. Within these pages are ghosts, demons, and the undead seeking to take your very soul. Necromancers feed upon the blood of the innocent. Murderers and thieves abound, and the line between good and evil blurs to nonexistence.

Limitless worlds and landscapes lay within in this latest installment of Penny Dread Tales … for it is truly Perfidious and Paranormal Punkery of Steam.

MY STORY: “The Demon Train”
A young working girl learns that her sisters have been killed in a distant mining settlement. She is given the opportunity to exact a reckoning from those who took what was most dear to her, but there may be a price too high to pay.

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LingerCoverThumbnailLinger (October, 2013)

A million times we’ve been told the tales of the haunted. We easily forget the original victims. Revenge. Truth. Love. Confusion. Resistance. Lurk inside the pages and discover seven soul-filled stories of why our haunters LINGER

MY STORY: “In the Red”
A pair of detectives in 19th century Chicago discover the cost of betrayal and the price of friendship. In this steampunk story of murder and ghosts, both men will discover more about themselves than they wanted to know.

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SteamPunkTrailsCoverThumbnailSteampunk Trails Magazine (September 2013 – Inaugural Edition)

Steampunk Trails brings the world of steam and gadgets right to your fingertips. In this inaugural edition enter a world of machines with ill intent, hearts of gold, and evil. You will find assassins, unlikely heroes and people just trying to survive in a domain overrun by the establishment. Encounter places where mosquitoes are actually useful and airships dominate the skies. Presenting a special feature from Carrie Vaughn and illustrated stories by O. M. Grey, Quincy Allen, Henrik Ramsager, Lyn McConchie, Vivian Caethe, Sam Knight, Rhye Manhattan, Mike Cervantes and more.

MY STORY: “Family Heirloom”
In this Civil War steampunk tale, a young Ohio girl learns about her grandfather’s legacy and how he and his best friend rescued hundreds via an Underwater Railroad.

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Seven Dwarf Stories (April 2013)
“Cornelius”

Penny Dread Tales: Volume III (March 2013)
“Captain Plat and the Wrath of Caan”

Eternal Haunted Summer (September 2012)
“Fomorian Legacy”

The Shining Cities: An Anthology of Pagan Science Fiction (September 2012)
“The Scroll of Kali”

Tales of the Talisman (September 2012)
Sol Crystalis Miricalis”

Penny Dread Tales: Volume II (March 2012)
“WANTED: Moondawg Cullins”

GalaxyFest Omnibus (February 2012)
“Brainstorm”

Best Served Cold (September 2011)
“Vessels of Abaddon”

Spirit Legends: Of Ghosts and Gods (August, 2011)
“Salting Dogwood”

The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth (August 2011)
“The Resurrection of Samhain”

It Lives – What Hath Mother Wrought
“Baby Wei?

Penny Dread Tales: Volume I (May 2011)
“Lasater’s Lucky Left”

 

 

 

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