Scott J. Carroll discovers a “Relaxacon” and enjoys all that it has to offer from good hotdogs to the SCA, pirates, artists, vendors, paranormal tours, hotdogs, and more.
These are the dark, ethereal stories of Moonlight Sonata. Tales bound to disturb your sleep and chill your heart; a new collection from the award-winning author of Setting Suns and Nocturne Infernum, Elizabeth Donald.
All that can kill you is what you carry with you:
Imagine a haunted church, where the ground has turned sour and something walks in the shadows at night to the mournful hymns.
A silent covered bridge that no one dares to cross.
Angry spirits that cry out from beneath the ground of a cemetery that will not lie still.
An ageless man bound in love to a mortal woman, forever moving, forever haunted.
A police officer chasing a suspect into the woods – and suspects they are no longer alone.
A woman preparing to leave her husband, watched by unseen eyes in the corner of the room.
A voice that can speak only through a radio, a voice from beyond death itself.
A man haunted by an ageless face that brings tragedy to his life whenever it appears.
A girl whose imagination carries her beyond the point of no return in a future where dreams become reality – and so do nightmares.
Our favorite time of the year is upon us! Halloween is approaching, so let’s get in the mood with two of our favorites!
Take a fascinating and disturbing walk through this collection of stories the darker side of the Gothic/Steampunk point of view as written by a Goth librarian.
Kimberly Richardson guides you through modern situations and intrigues from a darkly poignant point of view. Her characters will take you back to the Victorian mindset as they deal with desperation, obsession, and despair. In this anthology, Kimberly embraces the Gothic/Steampunk style and adds her unique voice to the genre.
Kimberly Richardson guides you back into the dark book stacks where you explore her strangely compelling world. She visits a few old favorites and then boldly heads deeper into her macabre imagination asking shadowy questions.
The Music of Passion and Madness
Graydon Fayette is a man who has it all: looks, wealth, talent, and the desire of every woman. Born into a powerful Memphis family fused with the Dark Gift and a long history of secrecy, darkness, intrigue, and startling eccentricities, Graydon enjoys his lifestyle and his music. Then he meets the lovely and seductive Aerin from another family with their own history in the River City. Now, his world is thrust into a web of lies, madness, murder, and sex, all wrapped in the chilling sounds of his violin and the spirit who both loves and hates him.
While recuperating, she reunites with an old high school friend, Kieran, who encourages her to explore her new memories, assuring her that he was her former love. She longs for the passion they shared, until his brother Garik arrives. A strange and overwhelming attraction plunges her into a bizarre sibling rivalry as the men begin a deadly competition to win her heart.
Unknown to Mysta, for condemning him to the underworld, a demi-god seeks revenge on her valkyrie spirit. Rather than face her, he exploits the men in her life to achieve his evil goals. As the young woman continues to recover and her relationships develop, she discovers that one of the brothers really was her past love, but is he already possessed by the very fiend she must destroy?
Superheroes in the Age of Steam
Return again to a forgotten time when steam and clockwork powered the world, and heroes rose to battle against the sinister forces that threatened the world. Some former heroes return to the fight, while new ones rise up in this fusion of fantasy, beauty, and adventure. Tease your imagination with twenty stories of good versus evil, monster versus hero, steam versus muscle.
Roger Dawkins and the Automaton Medusa by Adam Millard
Captain Amy and the Tower of Talon by D. Alan Lewis
Ecuadorian Adventure by Logan L. Masterson
Back Alley Battle Hymn by A. J. Johnson
County Fairy Tale by John G. Hartness
The Night Mississippi Declared War on the Moon by Brandon Black
Revenge of the Gorgons by John A. McColley
Wishing Well by Andrea Judy
Yellow Bird Mission by Christopher J. Valin
Breaking the Barrier by Herika R. Raymer
To Catch a Unicorn by M. D. Stewart
Destructible by Alexander S. Brown
JerryRigg – In Need of a Fix by Ray Dean
The Runaway City by Konstantine Paradias
Ten Thousand Several Doors by David J. Fielding
The Fluff and the Fury Five by Jeremy Hicks
The Lady Wore Black by Michael Krog
The Stowaway by M. B. Weston
Inertia by Robert J. Krog
Not So These City Beasts by Sean Taylor
The Healer’s Choice: In a land of subtle magics, a woman of peace must face the violence within her, and a man of war must learn that weapons will not give him the victory he desires.
Years ago, the Kel Nira gave up her name and all attachments to devote herself to her people. As Chief of the Healers’ Order, she has grounded her life in service, peace, and compassion. But now war has come to her country, and everything is changing.
When the invading army’s Lord Corvalen offers a treaty, it falls to the Kel Nira to decide whether her people will accept it or continue to fight. Yet even as she struggles to make the right choice, her own long-suppressed violent instincts are resurfacing, challenging everything she has believed about herself and her place in the world.
Nor is there peace for Corvalen, who finds himself falling in love with the Kel Nira and seduced by the subtle magics of the land she serves-the land he is sworn to conquer for his king.