Fantasy

In a city where Prince Charmings can’t be trusted and getting what your heart desires can be deadly, a string of murders leads PI Robin Goodfellow to the Blue Fairy night club. Noir meets Fae in a tale of lust, betrayal, corruption and broken dreams. [22mins] Excerpt: I ignored the people at the tables and […]

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The story of a young man’s deep desire to be known by someone else. What he doesn’t know is that the only person who can truly appreciate him is a merwoman, destined to live her life just out of his reach. [25 min] Excerpt: Tyler wobbled, like walking across the bridge of a ship on […]

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Alena Swift, hunter of creatures that stalk the night, is terrified of the dark–and in love with a shadow. When a terrible demon is unleashed upon San Francisco, it is up to her and her mysterious hunting partner to stop it. [22 min] Excerpt: My Gentleman Shadow smoothed a lock of hair behind my ear. […]

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Saston and Marsina were prepared for one baby, and they even expected the shapeshifting, but the arrival of two newborns thrusts mother, father, and midwife into a whirlwind that turns their lives upside down. [9 min] Excerpt: “Well? What is it? A boy or a girl?” Saston peered over the midwife’s shoulder, trying to get […]

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Kerry Egan never got her fill of the old tales. The doings of the elder gods, heroic battles with monsters, loves found and lost. Then one winter day, the truck-stop waitress discovered that the stories her grandmother used to tell were closer to reality than Kerry could recall. [19min] Excerpt: Kerry Egan twitched, as the […]

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The plan was simple. Break into the mansion, subdue the guards, and kill the head of the house. Jack believes this may save his Nancy from her eternal curse, but soon they find themselves way in over their heads. [12mins]

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Colin doesn’t want to force Grace and her new baby out onto the street, but his employer, Ada Crinch, wants to sell the house. Trouble is, whenever Colin brings prospective buyers round to look, strange things happen. [12min]

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“Valentine” by Loren Rhoads

September 18, 2010

Desperate to rescue her teacher from death, Alondra DeCourval travels to Oslo. Unfortunately, stealing an immortal heart is harder that she expects. [29min] Alondra’s adventures have appeared in SINS OF THE SIRENS, THE PARAMENTAL APPRECIATION SOCIETY, and are upcoming in Not One of Us and Burning Effigy’s FRESH BLOOD. Excerpt: Alondra had never done this […]

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Is he an angel or a demon? . . . or just another face in the crowd? The life of a washed-up minor league baseball player is about to change, after an encounter with a strange little boy. [15min] Excerpt: Two down, sacks loaded, three and one—I knew I had to throw a strike. I […]

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Twins in a Jewish family experience the psychic connection that often comes with being twins, until the day when Miriam begins to sing a song all her own. [17min]

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Ellen knows that slutty Jennet is after her husband, Will. In desperation, she visits the village witch to discover whether Will has succumbed. [WARNING: mature subject matter]

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First came the Time of Sickness, then the Time of Flies, and now the Time of Bones, where one perfect boy is trying to find a place called home. [13min]

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When a nephilim is found murdered in Goblin Town, the draconic Inspector Tenuk finds himself saddled with an unwanted partner in his quest to find the killer. [44min]

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“Lost” by Seanan McGuire

December 6, 2009

The Pied Piper. Peter Pan. A thousand stories of children vanishing in the night–but what’s the reality? Those who survived the Year of the Children know the truth.

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Rush’s Bend is a quiet town…where little girls talk to ghosts, werewolves attend the spring dance, and the Devil himself just might come looking for a bride. [33min]

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The world ended. That was the beginning. [18 min] — New Zealand, a land of mystery and magic, fosters many talented writers…

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When a young man’s life is threatened in a dark alley, a powerful stranger steps in to help. But is this stranger really as altruistic as he seems? (24min)

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Addy knew from the start he wasn’t the same as the others. He didn’t have claws nor fangs, didn’t have a tail. He couldn’t effortlessly swing from trees like Ben or swim underwater for ages like Clayton, but everyone is different, aren’t they? (12min)

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Life takes some interesting turns when the woman you love is a super-villain. This is the story of one man who fell head over heels. (14 min) WARNING: Adult language & situations. … ….

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He was a man of salt and sea, and though he only had one knee, buccaneers will rue the day, when Bloodcake, with his life, did pay. This is the story of the captain’s death…and rebirth. (24min)

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