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About Jill Hand
Jill Hand is a member of International Thriller Writers. Her Southern Gothic novels, White Oaks, and Black Willows, are available on Amazon and from the publisher, Black Rose Writing.
Advance readers called White Oaks a fast-paced, hilarious account of three siblings who are competing for their father's forty-billion-dollar fortune while trying to prevent the destruction of Planet Earth.
Diane Donovan, senior reviewer from Midwest Book Review praised White Oaks, calling it, "an unusually multifaceted tale that holds the ability to prompt laughter from thriller-style tension."
A sequel to White Oaks, Black Willows, follows the adventures of the squabbling, dysfunctional Trapnell family.
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What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.
A fourth volume in the prestigious series of space opera collections emerges, featuring ten authors, some best-selling and some freshly emerging, telling bold new tales. Join these award-winning writers as they take you on a journey... beyond the stars.
What readers are saying about the BEYOND THE STARS space opera series:
"Great stories, great writers, and a blisteringly good collection."
"I finished this anthology in less than a day and I was sad because I wanted more."
"Close to perfect collection."
"Great book that entertained and left me thinking. Thanks for the chance to discover these new worlds!"
BEYOND THE STARS: New Worlds, New Suns includes the following short stories:
* Finders Keepers (David Bruns)
* Sequester (Ann Christy)
* Escaping Eshwar (E.E. Giorgi)
* Anamnesis (Josi Russell)
* Hope Springs (Lindsay Buroker)
* The Patient Warrior (Michael Ezell)
* Rebellion on Kepler-186f (Jill Hand)
* Solar Flare (Theresa Kay)
* Dear Sir or Madam (Anne Kelleher)
* The Immortals: Southport (David Adams)
BEYOND THE STARS space opera anthologies include:
Dark Beyond the Stars
Beyond the Stars: A Planet Too Far
Beyond the Stars: At Galaxy's Edge
Beyond the Stars: New Worlds, New Suns
Best of Beyond the Stars
Beyond the Stars: Unimagined Realms
Beyond the Stars: Rocking Space
Beyond the Stars: Infinite Expanse
Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase
Welcome to Hymns of Abomination: Secret Songs of Leeds, an anthology of fiction compiled to celebrate the work of Matthew M. Bartlett.
Bartlett is a beloved voice in contemporary weird fiction known for his richly nightmarish tales of Leeds, a fictionalized version of a village that’s part of Northampton, MA. What began as Livejournal posts circulated among friends in the early 2000’s, Bartlett’s short, macabre, and imaginative yarns found their way into Gateways to Abomination, a collection that swept the small world of weird fiction into giddy delirium. Since then, Bartlett has continued to influence writers and readers alike with his dark, grotesque, and tantalizing tales.
This book is packed with weird fiction and horror writers, both established and new, who have been invited to play in Bartlett’s imaginative sandbox. Featuring all original tales from John Langan, Gemma Files, Brian Evenson, S.P. Miskowski, and many more, Hymns of Abomination burrows deeper into nightmarish Leeds than is safe. This volume is a must for fans of Bartlett and horror fiction in general.
Smart phones, smart cars, smart toasters, where can this lead? Will our new, interconnected life deliver on its Bellamyian proph- esies, or will we find ourselves in an Uber-tech, Orwellian world?
Such is the nature of the stories in this anthology. We asked our authors for stories envisioning life in the Near Future – a future recognizably related to the world in which we live today, but a smattering of years from now, and extrapolated from our present.
So is there any real difference between the Private and the Public Investigators? Not much, if writers are to be believed, and the two can often be found straddling both sides of the ‘what’s legal procedure?’ fence.
Apart from John M. Floyd – who takes us back to the ‘Golden Age’ of the Private Eye in his Triangles – the remaining writers are all new voices to Crimeucopia.
This time round Mike Job opens with his Just Deserts – a nice main course rather than just an amuse-bouche – closely followed by Jill Hand and A Goddess, Enraged which moves us into the edges of Urban Fantasy.
Joe Giordano sort of brings us back on track with his Prophetic Justice, and Michael Thomét introduces us to his two long-running, multi-story adventurers in Bear and Bird at Clairmont Circle.
From there we hopscotch between the ‘Cosy’-ness of Michele Bazan Reed’s The Coveted Coverlet, and the much harder edged The Knockoff King from Paul R. Paradise.
There is that classic line that snitches get stiches, but does that apply to wildlife? Namely The Tell-Tale Armadillo from Mike Tuggle? And after pondering that question, Edward Lodi then transports us into a Fredric Brown-esque world of humour and observation with his Death on a Pedestal.
Lynn Hesse moves us from the Private to the Public side of investigators with her Bitter Love, then Conestoga Number Four from Kelly Zimmer turns us almost full circle with a visit to American Cosy country.
And after John M. Floyd’s Triangles, what better way to close this collection than with Shannon Lawrence and her Alligator in a Sweatsuit. Please note, no fictional alligators were harmed in the creation of this short story.
As with all of these anthologies, we hope you’ll find something that you immediately like, as well as something that takes you out of your comfort zone – and puts you into a new one.
In other words, in the spirit of the Murderous Ink Press motto: You never know what you like until you read it.
An anthology of short stories twisting classic stories and your imagination in all new ways.Alternate versions of stories you know taking you in new directions.From much-loved fairy fables to time-honored tales, no genre or classic is off-limits. Classics ReMixed spins and twists divergent versions of old favorites and stories we all know. Be prepared to have all your...
- Supernatural, horror, speculative fiction, thriller, sci-fi, science fiction, terror
- Anthology of short stories
- Over 356 pages of thought-provoking fiction & fantasy
- Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother Tells All by Jill Hand
The inside story behind one of our favorite fables
- Sailor’s Saga by Steve Rouse
Old Man and the Sea meets Moby Dick meet 20,000 Leagues
- Not a Single Soul by Tom Howard
A good witch, a wicked witch, but which witch is which?
- The Maze Under the Clouds by Blake Jessop
A sci-fi spin on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur
- The Upper Hand by A.P. Sessler
In a spin on “The Monkey’s Paw,” be careful what you wish for...
- Of House and Home by Eric Andrews-Katz
Were Hansel and Gretel the victims? Not so much.
- Solomon’s Moon by Kevin M. Folliard
Not all invisible men are created equal. Some are just bad.
- A Taste of Wonderland by Gregory L. Norris
Starvation twists Alice, Wonderland, and all its inhabitants
- Gluttony by Henry Herz
What happens below decks, stays below decks in this biblical misadventure.
- Moby n’ Queegs by William Ade
This ain’t your daddy’s Moby Dick
- Follicles, Fables & Follies by Paul K. Metheney
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down ... never mind
- Jane, Designed to Love by Brandon L. Summers
Jane Eyre or A.I.? Do androids dream of electric love?
- Ding Dong the Pitch is Deadly by Jonathan Shipley
There’s no place like home plate
- Catcher in the Crawlspace by Jay Seate
Catcher in the Rye or Stalker in the Crawlspace?
- Curse of Avalon by Anthony Regolino
That’s no Lady of the Lake...
- Treasure Moon by Robert Allen Lupton
Treasure Island with a sci-fi twisted sense of humor
- Noah from Mars by Lawrence Dagstine
Science fictions versus one family’s faith
- Strike the Match by Robert Petyo
The Three Musketeers go bowling. Seriously.
A mysterious cowboy is stalking the eccentric Trapnell siblings. Is he a supernatural entity or a hired killer? To complicate things, the will making them heirs to their billionaire father’s estate is missing and a relative has returned from a watery grave.
Last time, the Trapnells saved the world from destruction. This time they may not be able to save themselves. Black Willows is a darkly funny Southern-fried adventure, complete with Voodoo, arson, and alligators.
As the contentious American Presidential Election campaign comes to a close, many of us could use a humorous respite and to remind ourselves the problem is not new or different, just oppression's same old song. Take a break, read these stories — the things we worry about today will pass and new ones will emerge. This collection will take you to the next screen.
Featuring original stories and poems by Cathy Adams, Daniel Ausema, Eric Avedissian, Paul L. Bates, Jane Blanchard, Ben Boegehold, Warren Brown, Jim Courter, Devo Cutler, Derek Des Anges, Buzz Dixon, Katrina Dybzynska, Mike Ekunno, Louis Evans, Robert Morgan Fisher, Andrea Goyan, N.E. Griffin, Lauren Stoker, Jill Hand, Langley Hyde, Will Isenberg, Andrew Jensen, John H. Kalin, J.J.J. Kearns, Richard Lau, Kate Maxwell, Teresa Milbrodt, Lena Ng, Peter Ntephe, Mark Nutter, Nicole M. Pyles, Jim Robb, Jeff Seeman, Margaret S. E. Smith. Guest editor E. E. King joins this illustrious group as well as in-house authors Dan M. Kalin and Sarah M. Kalin.
Just Don't Open the Door
By MARK PELLEGRINI
Sean lives next to a weird house with bricked-up windows and an overgrown yard... One day, he sees the strange man living next door leaving in a panicked hurry, offering one brusque warning!
The Greenery Has Come Again
By PAUL LUCAS
James's childhood home is no longer his own, and returning proves an uncanny experience as the mystery surrounding the giant tree his mother named Yggdrasil blooms like the greenwood itself!
By SCHUYLER HERNSTROM
Codename Joker: he's the best at what he does-wet works ops against the reptilian aliens that eat human flesh! Can he keep his perfect record when a bystander gets caught in the crossfire?!
By VONNIE WINSLOW CRIST
At Port Crystal, the facility director's daughter is...not her daughter! Can Radko Urban get Sally Brogan, who was kidnapped as an embryo, off the station before they're both made?!
Shakespeare Among the Stars
By JILL HAND
Lured onto a space cruise by romantic letters from a handsome holo actor that turned out to be part of a marketing campaign, Kivrin has run out of money and is stuck working the waste tanks!
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
By TONY BEAULIEU
A young girl's parents die mysteriously while investigating a strange book: The All Story! When Paige Hamil finds her parents' notes and The All Story, Valvidian Corp agents aren't far behind!
By LAUREN E REYNOLDS
Polluted yet picturesque, the streams and creeks near Andy and Joey's small town attract their fair share of partying teens despite the disturbing rumors and legends-and deaths!
Scent of the Yaka Aka Yo
By J. MANFRED WEICHSEL Three castaways find themselves on a mysterious
island inhabited almost entirely by women... and their strange king who condemns the men to death by the sinister Yaka Aka Yo!
The Fourth Gift
By DAVID SKINNER
Baltasar, one of Ulrik's many Menders, diligently performs his task of recreating the Solar System-until a mysterious anomaly forming around the Moon threatens the outcome of the Plan!
By DONALD JACOB UITVLUGT
Zain, priest of the old gods, continues his trek across Leng in search of his brother and comes across a destitute village that has been deprived of its young by a mad flesh-crafting sorcerer!
The Last Day in Iram
By JAMES HUTCHINGS
You have had a vision that the city of Iram is doomed! The paranoid sultan is privy to the same portents, but refuses to allow any to leave the city-will you escape before the end comes?!