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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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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
A miracle comes with a terrifying price, when a young blind woman confronts the horrors lurking in her basement. A trio of campers is forced to fight for their lives, when their weekend getaway opens a portal to terrifying new dimension. And a Ouija board summons a malevolent force, when two sisters try to contact a lost loved one…
Scare Street is proud to present a spine-tingling new collection of fourteen terrifying tales. A diabolical feast of ghosts, ghouls, and screams of fear. And with each macabre nightmare more horrifying than the last, it’s only a matter of time before you unleash a blood curdling shriek of your own…
Even now, you feel cold, putrid breath on the back of your neck. The stench of the unliving fills the room. You feverishly turn the pages, ignoring whatever lurks just behind you, struggling to make it to the end of one more story.
After all, the next page you read just might be your last…
In this chilling volume, you will find the following stories:
1. The Tree Man at Fort Rock by Ellen Forder Condon
2. A Heart in His Hand by Luke Foster
3. The Christmas Witch by Cooper O'Connor
4. At the Elms by Jill Hand
5. The Gravedigger's Last Job by Bradley Walker
6. Color Me Gray by Matt Bliss
7. A Real Likeness by Jacob Steven Mohr
8. The Cry of the Campfire by J. Herrera Kamin
9. The Sleep Demon by Justin Boote
10. Shadow Beast by Kandi Ritton
11. The Mirror Keeps the Score by Jen Mierisch
12. Caught in the In-Between by Alyson Hasson
13. The Burned Land by Ian E. Gonzales
14. The Closet by Ron Ripley and Nick Efstathiou
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.
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?!
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.
“An ingeniously dark comic thriller about greed, gluttony and murder that is destined for the big screen.” –Best Thrillers
Aimee Trapnell reluctantly leaves her apartment on Manhattan’s Central Park West to return to her childhood home in Georgia for her father’s ninetieth birthday. Also on hand are her two brothers, wily Marsh and ne’er-do-well Trainor. With a forty-billion-dollar inheritance at stake, they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make the old man happy.
To their shock they learn that what their father wants for his birthday is to kill someone. He doesn’t care who it is. He just wants to know what it’s like to commit murder.
Betrayal, double-dealing, and fast-paced action set the Trapnells on a collision course with an unexpected villain. Their journey takes them from the swamps of Georgia, to Italy’s glittering Amalfi coast, to rugged Yellowstone National Park.
Our Table of Contents: Summoning Spirits by Michael Adams / The Stars are Black by D.L. Myers / The Woman in the Forge of Saturday Night by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. / Evidence of Absence by H.S. Graves / I Am Become Death by William Tea & Ron Gelsleichter / The Judge by Philip Fracassi / The Snake Beneath My Skin by Sarah Walker / The Hands of Chaos by Ashley Dioses / The Nomenclature of Unnamable Horrors by Peter Rawlik / Golden Girl by S.L. Edwards / Scenes From a Forgotten Diorama by Brian O’Connell / You Can’t Go Wrong With Grass-Fed Beef by Jill Hand / Abettor by Ruth Asch / Work Group by Pete J. Carter / The Cliffside Tavern by Sean M. Thompson / One Evening in Whitbridge by Scott Thomas / The Velveteen Volvo by Nathan Carson / Outre Non-limitations &The Kumiho Question by Frederick J. Mayer / I’ve Lived in This Place a Long Time by Can Wiggins / The White Terror by Frank Coffman / Symptom of the Universe by John Claude Smith / Sustenance of the Stars by Scott J. Couturier / Alien Shore by Rob F. Martin / Ye Hermit’s Lay by Adam Bolivar / Bridge by Don Webb / Balls by Russell Smeaton / Call Me Corey by Matthew M. Bartlett / Hero Mother by Cody Goodfellow / Red-Eye by Stephen Mark Rainey / Séance by K.A. Opperman / Looking for Ghosts & Prosaic by Duane Pesice
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.
Patent for an Artificial Uterus
Max D. Stanton
The Crafter of the World
Bequeathing the World to Insects
The Master Gardener
The November House
Lacan on Lynch: Viewing Twin Peaks through a Psychoanalytic Lens
Rob F. Martin
soul of a mannequin
Shirley Jackson and That Old Black Magic
How to be a Horror Writer
Cover Art by Yves Tourigny. Book design by Anna Trueman. Internal art by Giuseppe Balestra, Ksenia Korniewska, Serhiy Krykun, Carl Lavoie, and Øyvind Lauvdahl. Co-Editors-In-Chief, Matt Cardin and Jon Padgett. Senior Editor, Dagny Paul.
For whatever your interest in the paranormal, we all love a good ghost story and this collection brings you 16 of the best from the most talented new writers – especially selected for this book from hundreds of stories worldwide.
From a reservoir in Scotland to an opulent Italian hotel to a drab apartment block in New York State, ghosts are everywhere.
Dip your toe, if you dare, and find out what lies beneath the covers. You’ll find the dead reaching out from the past for help as well as those with vengeance on their mind. And there’s always the one who doesn’t even realise they’re dead…
It’s a collection of modern paranormal fiction at its spine-chilling best – a must read not only for fans of horror but anyone who loves a good ghost story.
The full list of contributing authors is:
1. Jude Reid
2. Mike Sherer
3. John Mueter
4. Ali Habashi
5. Sue Eaton
6. Phillip Drake
7. Matthew Gorman
8. Eryn Hiscock
9. C.M. Saunders
10. Angelique Fawns
11. Christopher Wilson
12. C.E. Rickard
13. Phillip Tomasso
14. Donna L. Greenwood
15. Jill Hand
16. J.A.W. McCarthy