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Dream Lover & Other Tales – RjCook

Glint: A young man commits a murderous deed and has to flee back home. His only choice is to hitchhike the entire way, but fate has other plans for him. Dream, Lover: When Adam Hacker stays overnight at a manor in a quest for the supernatural, history and the paranormal blend in unexpected ways. Ben Franklin’s Dream: In his waning years, Ben Franklin participates in his country’s flagstaff event: the Constitutional Convention. However, due to his advanced years he frequently falls asleep in his chair. ...

Paradise Ladies & Others – R. E. Conary

Thirteen Quiet Tales of Witches, NightMares, DayStuds & Thieves Witches conjure some environmental activism in “Paradise Ladies Sing This Song” A daughter admires her “Mama’s Collectibles” Will something bad happen or is it just” Bar Talk”? Pest control is a real problem when they’re “Ever Fruitful” Thieves seek a god’s power in the “Eyes of Gaal”



Uncommon Type – Tom Hanks

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game–and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination ...



Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a ...

Snowdrops and Stardust – Sue Lilley

Flame-haired rock-god Aiden Delaney has it all. But three days before his sell-out headline gig, he takes off alone, disillusioned and on a quest for inspiration. Fame and fortune was never meant to be such a senseless treadmill. Where does he go from here? Then he’s rescued from a snowstorm by beautiful country-girl Marianne who doesn’t even admit she knows who he is. Alone in her cosy cottage, miles from the city, three magical days will surely change their lives. If you love a rock-star ...


Lures – John DiFelice

The lure of fame draws a meme detective to a hostile sports arena in Philadelphia. The chance to earn their father’s love lures his children to an electronic necromancer. The lure of vengeance causes a man to invite his best friend to an ill-fated fishing trip. These are the stories in “Lures,” a collection of short fiction and poems by John DiFelice.

Painting Rainbows – Sue Lilley

Mandy always adored Joel. But he was the local hot-boy and she was the schoolgirl barely on his radar. Their paths don’t cross again until they’re free and single young adults. They meet by chance in a picturesque seaside village, perfect for sizzling summer afternoons and endless sultry nights of newly discovered passion. They know instantly they’re soulmates, destined to be lovers forever. But life isn’t like that. A curved ball is hurled right under their feet, wrenching them apart. Will real life conspire against ...