Darrell Award Finalist!

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Congratulations to Robert J. Krog for his nomination as a Darrell Award Finalist – Short Story for The Serpent and the Dagger featured in A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder
https://darrellawards.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/2015-darrell-finalists/

Piracy has been around as long as there have been ships plying the seas with anything that might be valuable enough to take by force. Piracy will still be around when merchant vessels are traveling the galaxy with cargoes of potential plunder. Explore the past, present, and future of our favorite scallywags in these 24 amazing tales of bravado, daring, and dastardly deeds committed by the legendary pirates.

Good luck, and may the wind be in your favor, blowing you toward good pickings, and a safe harbor.

The Tales:
Yo Ho by Melinda LaFevers
Rumble the Dragon by Cindy Vallar
The Princess and the Sea by Sydney Blackburn
Ghost of a Chance by Paula Gail Benson
The Making of a Privateer by Melinda LaFevers
Not I by Jerri Hardesty
Fireflies on the Water by Michael Krog
The Celeste Affair by D. Alan Lewis
The Tale of Tizur the Red by Tom Sheehan
Bottom of the Mug by S. P. Dorning
The Captain’s Woman, the Dagger, and the Serpent by Robert Krog
The Gods Must Clearly Smile by A. Christopher Drown
Corey of Steel by Jerri Hardesty
The Jamaican Dragon by D. G. Driver
Rosa and the Pirate by Laura Nelson
The Ghost of Queen Anne’s Revenge by M. R. Williamson
Of Wing and Song by Kirk Hardesty
One Way by Herika R. Raymer
Puffystuff the Pirate by Jerri Hardesty
Theft of the Royal Jewels by Kathryn Sullivan
Eighty-Six Pitrell Becomes Dread Admiral by Paul Calhoun
Rasputin’s Whimsey by T.A. Riddell
Pirates of Happenstance by HC Playa
Blood is Thicker than Pirate’s Gold by Kent Swarts

http://www.darkoakpress.com/pirates.html

Darrell Award Finalist!

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Congratulations to H. David Blalock for his nomination as a Darrell Award Finalist – Short Story for Stolen Thunder featured in Realms of Imagination

https://darrellawards.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/2015-darrell-finalists/

Lose yourself in fourteen stories of urban fantasy where make believe and myth collide with the modern world. The magical creatures of old didn’t disappear. They now live hidden among us. All we have to do is pay attention to the signs and beware their mirth and mischief!

The Stories:
Clean Up In Aisle Seven by Lori Ratti
Black Mary by Allan Gilbreath
The White Rider by M. B. Weston
Favoritism of the Damned by Collie James
The Restless Dead by Gail Z. Martin
Voodoo Children by John G. Hartness
The Spelled Blade by D. B. Jackson
Cornelius Dex by Kimberly B. Richardson
Hall and Goats by John G. Hartness
A Twist of Fate by Missa Dixon
Stolen Thunder by H. David Blalock
Minnow Slough by Kay Woo
Footloose by John G. Hartness
My Ainsel by James Ferris

Darrell Award Finalist!

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Congratulations to Robert Krog​ for his nomination as a Darrell Award Finalist – Short Story for Eat Your Peas featured in Luna’s Children: Full Moon Mayhem
https://darrellawards.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/2015-darrell-finalists/

For countless centuries, mankind has watched as the sun goes down knowing that Luna will rise in its place, to rain her brilliant shards of light upon the Earth. But for the cursed and afflicted, that silvery orb brings horror and death.

Luna’s Children: Full Moon Mayhem is a collection of 22 stories of the werewolf. From the halls of a local high school to the bowels of a Civil War-era church, from the desserts of the American Southwest to the distant lands across the seas, from the horrors of the first kill to a lycanthropy support group, Full Moon Mayhem explores the many stories and possibilities of werewolves in the modern world.