Shadows in a Dark City
Short Story Collection of Urban Fantasy
A revenant searches for a way to atone for past sins, a college grad accepts a job with paranormal responsibilities, a man battles demons in his mind and in real life, and a private detective with a secret prowls 1930s-era Chicago on the hunt for a killer while a full moon rises.
From the mind of best-selling author Kirk Dougal comes four short tales of dark urban fantasy filled with magic, the undead, and more than a little fur. These stories promise to drag you into the shadows and threaten you with forces beyond human understanding.
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Whether you like your revenge with the molten fire of a fine old Scotch or the cool sweetness of a tasty meringue, the nineteen tales within these covers should offer something to assuage you.
Narcissistic co-workers, thieves of affection, and bad neighbors are given their due in ways imaginative and sublime.
Featuring stories by: Andrew Seddon, Anthony Crinella, Ashley Vasquez, Brian H. Seitzman, Calvin Demmer, Carlos Roque, Christa Carmen, Erica Eastick, Jill Hand, Joseph P. Pietris, Kelly Matsuura, Kevin M. Folliard, Kirk Dougal, Lena Ng, Maria Haskins, Matt Handle, Mike McNichols, Rebecca McFarland Kyle and Robb T. White
From angels to vampires, dragons to wizards, Manifesto brings together twenty-three stories full of action, snark, and unadulterated badassery.
Featuring stories from Lucy A. Snyder, Jeff Salyards, William Meikle, Teresa Frohock, Zachary Jernigan, Betsy Dornbusch, Kirk Dougal, Karina Fabian, Adam Millard, Timothy Baker, Ryan Lawler, Andrew Moczulski, R.L. Treadway, Abhinav Jain, TSP Sweeney, Nickolas Sharps, Jonathan Pine, Kenny Soward, Joshua S. Hill, Jake Elliot, Lincoln Crisler, J.M. Martin, & Wilson Geiger.
The time has come to make a statement, to define a genre. This is our manifesto.
Mother Goose is Dead
Modern Stories of Myths, Fables, and Fairy Tales
Once upon a time Mother Goose died, and things have never been the same. She helped raise children for more than 300 years, her stories, along with myths and legends, teaching each generation morals and life lessons. But something happened over the centuries.
Mother Goose died.
Now the tales have been retold in different ways, twisted in on themselves, or added to with completely new stories.
“Mother Goose is Dead:…….” delivers those tales, showing how they may not have been quite the way they seemed when readers were children, how they could have turned out differently, or even what came next after the “happily ever after.”
Laugh along as you read about how some of those fairy tale characters run scams on unsuspecting humans, Detective Prince Charming figures out what really happened in the Case of Hansel and Gretel, or how the Grim Reaper has updated with the times.
The tales grow darker and the stakes higher as old familiar stories are stretched, skewed, and twisted to the point of breaking. Find out that Peter the Pumpkin Eater raised more than just vegetables, the feud between wolves and pigs runs deeper than anyone knows, Alice’s fall down the rabbit hole was not all it appeared, and good help is hard to find – even for the Tooth Fairy. See what happened after Snow White married the Prince, the price a man pays for speaking his mind, the consequences for stealing a person’s life, and if the Wicked Witch of the West is really dead. Discover what could have happened if the Prince never awakened Sleeping Beauty, how modern day elves help people, where children’s fears of the dark really come from, how far a man will let his greed take him, how fairies face their own Apocalypse, and how two women remain themselves and don’t become what society thinks they should be.
Finally, see how new tales show a sultan’s son discovering purpose in his life, a man earns a second chance, a woman finds her own worth within herself, vengeance is dealt by the wronged and how the future of the world was saved long ago.
Yes, Mother Goose may be dead, but the stories live on.
Firestorm of Dragons
Dragons, Dragons everywhere!
So, you want to know about dragons?
Run the gamut of stories about the mythological beasts in a Firestorm of Dragons. Humorous tales of extreme sports with genetically engineered animals and pesky door-to-door salesmen with scales, exist beside conventional stories of treasure and deceit, hunter and hunted, hatred and sacrifice. See how dragons exist today without most humans noticing or abandon all preconceived notions and imagine a dragon as a 1940’s-style detective. Let your experience with dragons end with a trio of stories depicting possible ends to dragonkind—one uplifting, one poignant, and one heart-wrenching in its melancholy.
With dragon tales by:
Karina L. Fabian
Sarah R. Suleski
Sandra M. Ulbrich