VAMPIRES, Zombies and Ghosts, Oh My! (and Other Creatures of the Night STORIES). This anthology contains 16 short stories about creatures that include vampires, zombies, ghosts, a seraph, Bride of Frankenstein, a mummy, and other supernatural, paranormal and downright strange creatures.
Introduction by Eve Paludan. Afterword by Ron Paludan.
“The Night Knows Me Well” by J.R. Rain (#1 bestselling Kindle vampire author of Moon Dance & Vampire Moon) — Self-reflections of a vampire’s long, bloody existence lead him to an act of desperation.
“All the Delicate Things” by Heidi Mannan — An offbeat vampire tale whose fearless heroine, Rachael, collects the kinds of exotic creatures that would make other people shudder.
“Baron Blood” by Mark Cantrell (author of the novel, Citizen Zero) — The truth is a bitter pill to swallow, as a group of vampires learn when they go in search of their origins and discover the shocking facts. The awful truth of their underlying nature may not ease their bloody curse, but it offers them an opportunity for revenge.
“The Curse of Nilofer” by Rekha Ambardar (author of Maid to Order & Harbor Girl) — An archaeology tale of an Egyptian queen whose mummy and tomb hieroglyphics hold the key to an ancient mystery and wield a power that extends beyond the grave.
“Teeth” by A.J. Kirby (author of Bully, The Magpie Trap & Mix Tape) — A slick marketing man’s finest physical attribute is cursed by a local drunken councilor, with shocking results that are worthy of a bow to that familiar human nightmare.
“The Twins” by TW Brown (author of the Zomblog series and the Dead series) — Bill Ryan, who worked at an airfield, should not have taken his kids with him on the day that “weird things” were reported in the region by the media, who held back the worst details.
“The Bone Flute Maker” by Carol J. La Valley (award winning journalist and professional biographer) — a futuristic tale of a blind musical instrument maker with electronic eyes who rescues a wounded seraph from a former cult of which she was a member.
“Palliative” by Chantal Boudreau — A chilling story of conscientious caregivers, an escape artist, and a palliative patient with no pulse and sharp teeth.
“Late Night Shopping” by Michael O’Connor (editor and multi-published short story author) — A seemingly ordinary shopping trip unfolds in the local Cheap Choice Freezermart. But strange things are afoot in the meat department.
“Vengeance Was His” by Rekha Ambardar — A twisted tale of terror in which Count Cesare Vincenti surprises his younger wife, Lucretia. He survives a shipwreck, returns to old Palermo and catches her being a tramp. The Count banishes her to the dungeon and calls upon a vampire to find his quarry.
“The Bride of Frankenstein Dances with Celebrity” by Chris Hugh (attorney and owner of Twitch, the cat, who was featured in a NY Times bestselling book) — A funny stab at pop-culture icons and the frustrations of being a modern-day “assembled” monster in this parody of the famous and infamous.
“That Whole Being-Dead Thing” by Allison Ridley — A ghost named Millie haunts David, her ex-boyfriend from the tenth grade, and criticizes his lineup of potential girlfriend material.
“DeathHouse Mansion, Inc.” by Chris Hugh - College students wage a thousand-dollar bet in “DeathHouse Mansion Inc.” a fast-paced haunted house thriller of disappearances.
“Third Degree” by A.J. Kirby — A sun worshiper goes way too far with his bronze ambition, with shocking results.
“Love’s Transformation” by Donna Collins — The author unveils more than one surprise to the reader in her paranormal story about a misfit romance.
“Pandora’s Boxes” by Eve Paludan — A young widow who is just beginning to date again is haunted by a sexy ghost who mistakes her for someone else.
TOTAL: 70,000+ words (221 pages, single-spaced)
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- allison ridley
- moon dance
- late night shopping
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- cesare vincenti
- heidi mannan
- harbor girl
- bestselling kindle vampire author of moon dance
- a.j. kirby
- eve paludan
- maid to order
- rekha ambardar
- chris hugh
- mark cantrell
- editor and multi-published short story author
- bride of frankenstein
- donna collins
- la valley
- chantal boudreau
- escape artist
- ron paludan
- winning journalist and professional biographer
- blind musical instrument maker
- bill ryan