Why? A Collection of Mysterious Tales
Published by Zimbell House Publishing
The back cover of this anthology states, “In Why? A Collection of Mysterious Tales, we hope to answer two questions: Who Did It? and Why? With fifteen short stories by twelve emerging writers, our sleuths uncover a plethora of reasons for murder with suspicious characters throughout.”
In “Prince of Blood – 1603,” Dominic Fresco plans to don the scarlet wool cassock trimmed in matching silk, marking him a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, but life takes a dramatic curve when he meets Valenzia, a woman with long, black hair and piercing brown eyes, at the Beatro’s Cellar.
Terror at the Beach
Published by Boo Books
The Book Description on Amazon reads as:
2113: An Oral History of the Last God
Published by Subtopian Press
Trevor D. Richardson, founder of the Subtopian Press, commented, ” With little to go on and almost no prompt, twenty-five authors teamed up anonymously to offer their concepts of future history and how society fell. As themes began to show through, a story took shape entirely on its own and it became this book. This is not an anthology or a collection, it is a novel with more than two dozen authors, a cohesive narrative about the people, places, and strife that led to the fall of the world as we know it.”
“The Takeover -2071” is a chapter excerpt from the first book in my trilogy AFTER SHOCKS. The oppressive government, the National Association of Patrolling Officers, on the island of Domicile enacts a new ruling called the Anti-Conception Law in an effort to curtail population growth. Adhara takes her blind, thirteen-year-old daughter to the hospital to have the procedure only to learn some shocking news!
Alex Davis, Editor of After the Fall has this to say about my short story, “Then and Now” offers. . . [an] upbeat message on what life might be like in a future without all of our gadgets and devices.” “Then and Now” is a story that explores what happens when a group of men officially employed by the United States Government, called the Technology Exterminators, issue an edict that on the 31st day of December 2016, citizens of all ages who possess any technological device and/or equipment must meet at a fire pit assigned to their respective neighborhoods wherein all such items must be tossed.
Hannah’s mother offers Hannah and her husband Carson a type of second honeymoon at the Timber Lodge. When they arrive, the young couple are given strict orders by the concierge to refrain from going outdoors after six p.m. When Hannah asks, “Why?” the concierge says, “At this altitude and in this wilderness, there are the usual bears and mountain lions but, in addition, are the packs of coyotes. Don’t mean to frighten you, but in the past several years, the animals seem to have gotten more aggressive.”
“Tomorrow’s Children” is a chapter excerpt from the novel After Shocks that looks at a future dystopian society in the year 2091 when, as a means of population control, parents are forced to take their children to the Cryopreservation Center to be frozen until future notice.
“Wanted: Babies” is a classic horror tale of a young couple who have waited twelve years to have a child, and when RayAnn finally delivers a beautiful baby girl, little does she know that someone else wants her baby just as badly.
“The Mardi Gras Masquerade” is about Jewel Marshall who works in Systems & Repairs at the Bartley by the Bay Hotel in downtown New Orleans who when given the opportunity to make a wish, wishes for something that will change his life forever.
“Purple Pen Prevention” is about a college English instructor who suffers from OCD of a rare variety and finds herself taking it out on the student papers she grades and, ultimately, on the psychiatrist who treats her.
Published by A Flame in the Dark and Diminished Media Group
“Holy Angels” is a Christian horror about a creature who returns to a small island parish, Holy Angels, to perform a duty, to carry out a service against those parishioners he sees as modern-day Pharisees.
Mental Ward: Stories from the Asylum Anthology
Published by Sirens Call Publication
“Interview with a Patient – #0494772” is about a third-year Neuro-Psych student conducting an interview with a psychotic schizophrenic patient, accused of murdering one of the nurses at the Eloise Mental Hospital, where he is institutionalized.
A child’s body is found in a marshy bog on Cape Peril, an island off the coast of Maine, in 1952. Private investigator Dana Greer, running from a cold case and a failed marriage, is intent on finding the murderer. A series of long kept secrets complicate the case: an illicit love affair, a self-inflicted abortion, and the possibility of Church involvement in a baby-marketing scheme.
Unholy Secrets provides a dark, twist that will boggle even the more experienced sleuths. Unholy Secrets looks at good versus evil: no one is exempt from falling off a pedestal of grace into sin’s darkness.
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A child’s boy is found in a marshy bog on Cape Peril, an island off the coast of Maine, in 1952. Private investigator Dana Greer, running from a failed marriage and a cold case, is intent on finding the murderer. A series of long kept secrets complicate the case: an illicit love affair; a self-inflicted abortion; and the possibility of Church involvement in a baby-marketing scheme.
Unholy Secrets provides a dark twist that will boggle even the more experienced sleuths. Unholy Secrets looks at good versus evil. No one is exempt from falling off a pedestal of grace into sin’s darkness.
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A self-inflicted abortion. . .an illicit love affair. . .a baby racketeering scheme. . .murder
Unholy Secrets is a noir mystery which is similar in style to Irish writer Benjamin Black’s Christine Falls along with the noir tone of Tess Gerritsen’s The Sinner.
A missing child’s body is found in a marshy bog on Cape Peril, Maine in 1952. Private investigator Dana Greer, who is running from a failed marriage as well as a cold case in Bangor, is intent on finding the murderer. One of a few female detectives in the country, she is up against a male-dominated profession, where she is continually forced to prove her competency. A series of long-kept secrets, ranging from a mayor’s daughter who has aborted her child, a love affair between a newly professed nun and a married man, and an illicit baby marketing scheme run by a prominent Catholic family, serve to complicate the case.