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About Jude Reid
Jude lives in Scotland and writes to fill the gaps between full time work, running after her kids and trying to wear out a border collie. She loves Zombies, Run, ITF Tae Kwon Do, playing D and D and drinks a powerful load of coffee.
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An evil from beyond the stars haunts a young boy and his father at Roswell Airbase. The survivors of a sunken warship take refuge on a deserted island, and discover they are not alone. And terror checks in at an old motel, when a vacationing family finds themselves trapped in an ancient curse…
Scare Street journeys into the night to bring you a new volume of skin-crawling terror. This macabre collection contains thirteen chilling tales of supernatural horror. And each story will sweep you away to a world of dark dreams and fantastical nightmares…
Some believe that if you see yourself die in your dreams, then your heart will stop. But that’s just an old wives’ tale, isn’t it? After all, the icy chill of death lurks within every story in this ghastly tome. And your heart hasn’t stopped yet.
In fact, with each turn of the page, you can hear it beating faster and faster…
This bone-chilling supernatural collection contains:
1. Live Bait by Jude Reid
2. The Hungry Worm by Michael D. Nye
3. The Magician Needs a Volunteer by Matt Brandenburg
4. Lab Incident, 1947 by Martin Zeigler
5. A House Divided by M. B. Vujacic
6. Sundown and Shadows by Michelle Tang
7. The Old Coach Inn by Kris Ashton
8. Ashes to Ashes by Robert Douglas
9. Folie-a-Deux by Gina Easton
10. Do Something Funny by Clark Boyd
11. Fertile Soil by Brian Sperl
12. Night Dive by Drew Starling
13. Home Sick by Ron Ripley
A nurse wakes up in a hospital basement surrounded by the bodies of her coworkers and finds herself waging a desperate battle for survival against an unseen enemy. An introverted artist’s hermitage upon a private space station is interrupted by a multi-limbed alien intent on absorbing him. A woman stalked by a sadistic killer through an apocalyptic landscape decides to make one last defiant stand against her tormentor, or become his next work of living art.
And many more stories…
Featuring works by: Scotty Milder, Michelle Tang, Amelia Gorman, S.R. Miller, Jude Reid, Maggie Slater, J.C. Martinez, Richard Beauchamp, P.L. McMillan, M.J. Mars, Jay Wilburn, Eric J. Guignard. Published by Dark Peninsula Press. Edited by Aric Sundquist. Cover artwork by Mikio Murakami.
You know them. Those girls that aren't quite like everyone else. Those girls who stand out in the crowd. Those girls that dare to be different. Those girls are dangerous.
In Strange Girls, twenty-one authors dare to tackle what makes the girls in this collection different. Vampires, selkies, murderous mermaids, succubus, and possessed dolls take center stage in these short stories that are sure to invoke feelings of quiet terror and uneasiness in the reader. Following the successful debut of Women in Horror anthology with My American Nightmare, Strange Girls is the sophomore effort to showcase these talented women in a genre that is often dominated by the male gaze.
Dare to take a walk on the dark side.
Stories in the Anthology:
24 Hour Diner by Charlotte Platt
Sideshow by Jude Reid
The Doll's House by Alyson Faye
Blood by Red Claire
Self-Portrait with Pears by Rachel Bolton
Personal Demons by Angelique Fawns
Friends with Benefits by E.F. Schraeder
Night Terrors by Angela Sylvaine
The Girl Who Never Stopped Bleeding by Sam Lauren
Leda and the Fly by Marnie Azzarelli
Jenny's Bobo by Hillary Lyon
Extinguishing Fireflies by Rebecca Rowland
The Eyes of the Dead by Danielle R. Bailey
My Mirror Wife by Ash Tudor
Pattern of Faerytales by Azzurra Nox
Campfire Tales: The Bloody Rings by Emma Johnson-Rivard
Cracked by Regan Moore
Angel of Death by Phoebe Jane Johnson
Her Garden Grows by Maxine Kollar
Revival by Madison Estes
A Song Only She Can Hear by Wondra Vanian
Tribal Influence by Erica Ruhe
“The world’s gone darker, but as long as we have each other, it’s going to be okay.”
Bright Neon Futures is a new angle on cyberpunk, subverting a hopeless future to tell stories of hope. If Cyberpunk explores the meaning and confines of humanity, Bright Neon Futures celebrates it. Family, friendship, love and good times are all present, even in the future.
This collection contains the following short stories:
BACK IN MY DAY by Edward Caio
THE EMULATING ANDROID BY PAUL CARROLL
HEAVENHELL CITY by Andrea Reynell
DEFRAGMENTATION by Christ Durston
GALLOWGATE BLUES by Jude Reid
MUMBAI by Kasia Kaczmarek
CHASSIS by Matt Doyle
A HERALD IN ATHENS by Gary Moloney
ONLY HUMAN by Emma O'Connell
A granddaughter learns about family obligations.
A woman, reborn, masters her full power.
In the cold, midwinter nights, an ancient incarnation of holiday nightmares comes for them all.
Mother Krampus: Midnight Bites presents three novellas of Christmas tradition and terror—family, friends, and the monsters that hide in the darkness and shadows cast by the pretty, blinking lights...
Featuring award winning authors and Horror Writers Association members, The Devil’s Due offers enthralling horror stories of underhanded deals gone awry.
The Resurrection and the Life - Jude Reid
"First do no harm."
They were supposed to be the words Alec Duffy would live his life by -- instead, there's a dead man at his feet and blood on his hands. It's going to take a miracle for Duffy to graduate with his life, his reputation and his future intact -- but in the depths of a hard Glasgow winter, miracles are thin on the ground.
Dante's Tenth - Bobby Nash
Dante, Arizona is not your average mining town. Those who came to this barren speck of desert struck it rich. Gold, silver, and other valuable minerals are there for the taking. This brings new blood to town as well as old blood. When a young reporter’s assistant becomes enamored of the daughter of a new arrival, he learns the terrifying truth behind the town. The townsfolk made a deal and payday is coming.
Identity Theft - Rachel Brune
A deal with a Fallen One is signed, sealed, and delivered in blood. Brent Whitehall, however, claims he never signed on the Devil’s line, and hires Hell’s private investigator to clear his name.
Here Comes Mr Herribone! - Tim Jeffreys
Jim Game and his partner, Tommy, work the comedy circuit without success until Tommy invents the character of Mr Herribone. With his sackcloth head, pratfalls, and song and dance routines, Mr Herribone is a hit. Soon Jim and Tommy are doing sold out gigs and TV shows. But did Tommy really invent Mr Herribone? Or did he strike a deal with someone, something, somewhere? And the price of that deal? Jim is about to find out.
Genevieve and the Owl - Mark Allan Gunnells
Once upon a time...a lovely young woman who dreamed of escaping the poverty and abuse of life with her step-father and step-brothers. Then she met a creature in the form of an owl that offered her three wishes. Could a strategic use of these wishes lead her to a happily ever after...or to destruction?
The Plan - Josh Vasquez
A detective surveys a grisly crime scene straight out of a horror movie and wonders: was this a random slaying or a long thought out revenge plan gone wrong?
Face It - Carol Gyzander
Connor's lost money, prestige and society connections due to his wife Amy's disfiguring disease. Shunned by the same friends that made them the "it couple," he ponders her request for help in ending it all. She says it's what she wants, right? Right?
Mary's Secret- Winfield Strock III
Who knows what the future brings? What would you do to ensure a favorable outcome? In the midst of the American Civil War, Mary found herself tempted to save her husband and her country through a deal with dark powers. She thought she knew the hidden price and was prepared to pay it, but the depths of evil plumb deeper than mortals can fathom.
Saddie's Choices - Ravyn Crescent
Time was up. That was the heart gripping feeling Saddie had grappled with many times in her life— a life that was going to be cut short. Ten years ago, she’d burned her bridges and signed Lucifer’s contract, giving her ten years of freedom and love. Now she has to fight his demonic collection agents or risk losing everything, including the love of her life.
And the clock is ticking.
The Devil You Know - Shane Nelson
When Paul Block’s best friends die in a tragic accident, he finds out that he is the guardian to their newborn daughter.
Up in the attic, a bedtime story outlives its storyteller.
A city boy visits his country cousins and stumbles on a terrifying family secret.
From a film set in the Arizona desert, to an overgrown rambling old house in the Florida swamps, to the dusty streets of a small Mexican town, the stories in this volume plunge the reader into the shadows of a world almost forgotten by modern fables of cold science and bright sunlight. They are the brushed over voices who call a warning to those who would comfort themselves in the thought that monsters aren’t real, and those things can’t happen here. Stories We Tell After Midnight Volume 2 offers up tales of revenge, of hunger, and of the horror that stalks you just beyond the glow of your cell phone light, but only to those who dare turn the page…
*Table of Contents*
Bedtime Tales ~ Nicola Lombardi / trans. J. Weintraub
Baby Gray ~ Gregory L. Norris
Iron Teeth ~ Jude Reid
Victoria ~ Jay Caselberg
Family Line ~ Michele Tracy Berger
Primary Manifestations ~ Laura E. Price
Cameraman ~ Joe Scipione
Seek, Don't Hide ~ Liam Hogan
Hey Diddle Diddle ~ Jeff Samson
The Cleaning Lady ~ Samantha Bryant
Whisper Wood ~ Eddie Generous
Last Shot ~ Tim Jeffreys
False Confession ~ Joseph Rubas
The Curse of the Cucuy ~ Pedro Iniguez
The Cut-Mouth Woman and Me ~ Elizabeth Davis
(and I feel fine) ~ EJ Sidle
Mouths to Feed ~Solange Hommel
Red Rover, Red Rover ~ Larina Warnock
Cell Phone Lights ~ T.M. Starnes
Lamina ~ Eliza Master
The Terrible Teddies ~ Priya Sridhar
The Thing All These Relationships Have in Common Is You ~ DeAnna Knippling
Field Trip ~ J.L. Knight
The Bugs Come Out at Night ~ Mike Sullivan
In this anthology of short stories, we have both uplifting and incredibly depressing stories, but each one is entertaining and thought provoking. They span just about all the realms of speculative fiction, so you'll sure to find a story that fits your niche. Enjoy!
Contributors include: Daniel Ausema, George Alan Bradley, Sue Burke (award-nominated author), Scott J. Couturier, Andrew Leon Hudson, Matthew Hughes (fan favorite!), James Maxstadt, Jeremy Megargee, Lena Ng, Jez Patterson, Kat Pekin, P.J. Richards, Jude Reid, Shana Scott, Christopher Stanley, & N.E. White