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I’m so excited! Today is the release of TALES FROM THE MIST, a paranormal/horror anthology which includes eleven original short stories from some new authors in the horror genre and one reprint from best-selling author, Scott Nicholson.
Wicked cover, right? As you can see, best-selling author Aiden James wrote the foreword for us. So very cool of him. Thank you, Aiden!
The authors featured in this book are members of the WG2E Street Team and I am honored to be included among such talented writers. We’ve been working for months on this project. It’s been hard work, but fun and exciting too. I’ve learned so much from each of the other authors and am grateful for their support and encouragement.
Back of the cover blurb:
TALES FROM THE MIST will take you on a journey into the dark world of the paranormal. These twelve stories vary in their degree of horror, yet all reach across the boundaries of their genres into the chilling realms of the macabre. Witches, ghosts, shape-shifters and vampire rats are some of the creatures that reign within these pages.
From TW Brown, author of Dead: The Ugly Beginning: “To have a collection assembled by such a talented group of authors makes this THE anthology to own if you are a fan of horror.”
Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Mutated: “Tales From The Mist is one of those rare anthologies that gets it right from the first story to the last. It’s a magnificent feast of horror from some of the most assured voices working today. From cold-blooded tales of revenge to Faustian bargains to terrifying journeys into the dark corners of our world, these stories will make the shivers climb your back.”
You can find more in-depth reviews of the book at the following:
Not only did Mr. Brown and Ms. Bartotto write reviews for us, but they also featured each of us during the last couple of weeks. I can’t thank them enough for their generosity and support. Check out their sites for interviews and guest posts.
We’ll be having a blog hop October 17th – 18th to celebrate the release of TALES FROM THE MIST. Each of the WG2E authors will have a blog post and you can enter to win some great prizes including Amazon gift cards. For more details on how to enter and win, check out the blog at our Beach Book Blast website. Just look for the button below.
So who all is featured in this anthology? Glad you asked! Here are the authors and their story blurbs:
Wampus Cat by Scott Nicholson
A camping trip into the Appalachian Mountains leads to the discovery of a spooky creature thought to be nothing more than a folk myth.
The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins
Serena knows her late uncle wasn’t crazy. So when she inherits his sprawling Carolina mansion and leaves the big city to restore both his home and his name, she uncovers a mystery that could cost much more than her sanity. As the house slowly reveals its dark secrets, and the extent of her peril becomes evident, she’ll settle for escaping with her life – if it isn’t already too late.
Addiction by Marty Young
If you were told you could become a God, would you? Imagine the power, and how it could be used. But then there’s that saying about power isn’t there? And how it corrupts…
The Messenger by Cate Dean
Sarah escapes her tour group, hoping to find some much needed alone time in the local cemetery. What she finds instead casts her in the unwanted role of savior, and forces her to make a life or death choice.
Jade O’Reilly & the Graveyard Shift by Tamara Ward
Private investigator Jade O’Reilly finds herself on security-guard duty at a supposedly haunted historic mansion on Halloween night. She doesn’t believe in the rumors that say the house is cursed; she doesn’t believe in ghosts. Will she by the end of her shift?
In A Beginning by Meredith Bond
There is no way Lilith is going to accept Adam’s chauvinistic attitude. If he wants to rule the Garden of Eden, she’s outta there! But things get a lot more interesting – and scarier – after she leaves the Garden and falls in love with the demon, Samael.
Haste by Catie Rhodes
A betrayed wife who murders her cheating husband and his lover in a fit of rage becomes the victim of her own impulsiveness.
King of Rats by Gregory Carrico
All that stands between him and a lifetime of food is a Queen, his sister, and a surface world overrun by vampires. Will the King of Alley Rats risk everything for his throne and his pack, or leave it all behind for a pretty mouse in distress?
To E.A. Poe by Mitzi Flyte
In 1845 a grieving brother writes to the author, blaming Poe for his sister’s death. Could one of Poe’s short stories lead someone to do the unspeakable?
An Inconvenient Debt by Natalie G. Owens
A mother makes a Faustian bargain for her son’s freedom. But can she truly meet the cost when his real prison demands payment of a different debt?
Dead Lily Blooms by *lizzie starr
Someone wants vampyre Lily dead, and a bargain with Death has been struck. Death sends servant Agaar to bring Lily to him, but the task becomes more complicated than either Death or Agaar anticipated.
Beneath Still Waters by Stacey Joy Netzel
An old legend tells of a beautiful witch unjustly persecuted who became a ghost bent on revenge. The danger lies in not believing.
Seriously cool stories, if I say so myself. And, I do. I’ve read them all! Hopefully you’ll feel the same.
Interested in finding out how our stories came to be or more about the other authors and their stories? Check out Natalie G. Owen’s website where she’s hosting each of the TALES FROM THE MIST authors for her 13 days of Halloween series beginning October 19th. And click on the links above for each of the authors. Many of them are giving away individual prizes as well October 17th-18th.
To celebrate, we’re also giving away 12 copies of TALES FROM THE MIST today on the RG2E. Just leave a comment for your chance to win and let us know which format you’d like.
Is this totally superfab, awesome sauce scary fun or what, RG2E Peeps?! Our WG2E Street Team totally rocks, and I’m over the moon they all found each other in WG2E-Land (our RG2E Sister Site…The WG2E…The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing) and are now doing their own terrific short story collections/anthologies!!!
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