Coins of Chaos is an anthology of stories centered on a scattered collection of coins–Buffalo nickels to be exact, each redesigned with craven, carved images. Skulls, snakes, and red-eyed, ragged-bearded faces intrigue the finder of each coin, leading them always to a monkey’s paw destiny. The stories are strung together with brief notes from The Carver, the being who cut each coin and imbued (more…)
Years after settling in Carmine, Marc still has trouble accepting his human form. Aging is depressing, after all, even for those of us who were born mortal, which Marc was not. Once The Grand Marquis, a mighty demon in the ranks of Hell, Marc gave up his title, his immortality, and nearly all his demonic strength to live as a semi-recluse, haunted by the memories of his deeds in Lucifer’s army. (more…)
It takes only a few days for Sara Giddings to realize her new home is going to be even more different than she and her father had hoped. Moving quickly from one town, job and school to the next in an attempt to outrun their grief and addiction problems, Sara and her father have unknowingly landed in Ashbrook, a tiny Washington town that just happens to border on a magical thin place between the everyday world and the land of magic and monsters.
Bruno DiCesare is enjoying Carnevale in Venice. This is the one week each year he can wander the streets freely, since everyone wears costumes and masks throughout during the wild festival. He is not the only unusual creature drawn to Carnevale, although he is one of a kind. Transformed centuries ago into a half-man, half-chimera, Bruno cherishes the change from his usual solitary existence. (more…)
In true horror story form, Spook House begins with a boy, a girl and a car in the woods.
Sheri Foster reluctantly waits behind while her boyfriend, Jeff, proves his manliness by going into the Fuller Farm. The Farm was home to Sam Fuller, who reportedly killed an entire family in the town of Harmony back in 1947. Legend says Fuller’s subsequent “accidental” death was a matter of karma and retribution. Since Old Man Fuller’s death, stories about the abandoned Fuller Farm grow each year, tempting man and boy alike to brave its horrors. (more…)
Bite Me opens with Kyra Burke munching chips in her tiny Paris apartment and trying to write her latest article, a snarky take on all things popular and cool. With a knock on the door, Kyra is snatched up in a whirlwind of adventure and romance.
Léon, the door-knocker, is a new breed of human-turned-vampire who insists Kyra is also of the higher order, and that they have been lovers for centuries. He whisks Kyra away from more vampires to hide in a church, where their hot and heavy reunion is interrupted by dark angels, Rebecca and Lucien. (more…)
Ten years ago Whitney Storm said “yes” to Tom MacKenzie, in more ways than one. Returning home that night, Tom finds his family home burned to the ground and half his family gone with it. Overwhelmed with guilt, Tom runs away, leaving Whitney a letter claiming she is better off without him.
Now Whitney is a freelance journalist supporting herself and her son, Spencer, a bittersweet gift from her one and only night with Tom. While working on a story, an unsuspecting Whitney finds her ex-fiancée much closer than she expected. (more…)
Burklin has a crap life. He is part of an unholy trinity dedicated to keeping the adolescent demon Lord Avnas “Max” McPhee alive. This is a difficult and messy task, since Max is a serial killer and a moron. Low man on the trinity totem pole, Garrick follows Max from crime scene to crime scene, cleaning up Max’s gory mess and stashing mutilated bodies behind Hoppy’s Diner.
Fitzgerald “Fitz” Gaffney is nineteen, socially hopeless, and a piano prodigy. Left alone in a marble mansion while his mother goes on her eighth honeymoon, Fitz falls for Garrett, a smooth-talking classmate who finds Fitz’s home, money and virginity highly appealing. After letting Garrett talk him into trying Ecstasy, Fitz wakes up in a dumpster, looking up at two men who will change his life.
Mara is skeptical when she finds the elusive Dangerous Curves, a website guaranteeing to match big, beautiful women like her with hunky, adoring men. Mara’s ego is still crushed after being left at the altar when her groom eloped with his soul mate, the bachelor party stripper, but she longs for a companion in her life and in her bed.
Detective Tucker Brown is a regular guy, a man with a badge who takes his imagination and libido for a spin at the sight of a radiant, golden girl at the scene of a crime. Beautiful Bailey is flighty at first, but ends up taking the ride with Tucker, all the way to the top.
When Bailey’s boss dies suddenly, Tucker starts to wonder if he should heed the warnings of his partner, Jordan. All Tucker’s worries fly out the window, however, when Bailey turns up and takes him on another trip to Heaven. (more…)
Misty Johnson is a Supernatural Dick (do not call her an investigator, private or otherwise) and a woman who really gets around. She has knocked around the various dimensions of this planet for centuries, aided by a nifty teal-colored trick that allows her to travel between any two unlocked doors in the universe – instantly. She has a reputation for kicking butt, taking names, and occasionally picking up a supernatural relic or two for protection, leverage or trade. (more…)
Stefanie is just out for a late night run when her past comes chasing after her. In this case, the chase is literal, since Stefanie is an Alpha werewolf, and her past takes the form of her lost pack and their new leader, Wyatt.
While escaping Wyatt and his nasty intentions, Stefanie meets James, a loner werewolf who can mask his scent – a useful skill Stefanie wants to learn. Stefanie takes James to her hidden apartment on the 13th floor of the Carmine Building, a relatively safe haven for supernaturals of all kinds, (more…)
Charolette Grey, telekinetic, weather-changer, and angel/vampire half-ling, left Boston almost three years ago. A letter brings her back home to reconnect with long-time friends, including her ex-fiancée, John. On a day trip to Salem, Charolette meets William, a gorgeous but pushy tour guide, who disappears but stays fixed in Charolette’s mind. A love triangle quickly develops, with John jealously watching the sparks begin to fly between Charolette and her new friend.