Night to Dawn 44 ushers in a Halloween theme—complete with the pumpkin on the front cover and the horror tales, poetry, and illustrations inside. For starters, Lee Clark Zumpe’s “The Quarantine Station” will remind you of The Island of Dr. Moreau, except the mad scientist in Zumpe’s tale experiments with raising the dead. A gutless wonder of a boss gets his comeuppance in Sharon Bidwell’s “Brain Dead.” In Hal Kempka’s “Hunger Pangs,” an old house is the vampire, feeding on people who dare try to live in it. The Halloween theme continues, with tales from Marge Simon, Ann Stolinsky, Rod Marsden, Matthew Wilson, and many others.
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Lyn McConchie’s Another Fire: He’s seventeen, the world is dying around him, while half the country lies between him and his surviving family. He has a good dog, a child, a dying farmer, and decent ranchers to help him – against him are vicious bikers, the greedy, the foolish and the evil. But Jason is learning every step of the way.
Rod Marsden’s 50 Dragons: Peace meant sacrifice, and Dreadnought had already sacrificed so much of himself. He was scarred from battle and felt numb from his pain as well as that of others. Then one day, Dreadnought came to stare into the eyes of the statue of King Kamehameha and drew strength from it. Other knights would note this and also draw what they could from the statue of a long-dead Hawaiian warrior. Amelia understood the angst Dreadnought felt as he got closer to his life goal. Would the High Ones allow his final victory and, if they did, what would then happen to him and his love Amelia?
Waiting for Grandfather is now available!
From the dismal coal mines of Scranton, Pennsylvania to the crowded streets of North Philadelphia went Antonio Corelli (Grandfather). Against his better judgment, but to unburden his struggling folks, he takes along his two unruly brothers, Al and Nunzio. Upon arriving in the big city, the young duo steals a pig from an Aramingo Avenue slaughterhouse—an act that triggers a lifetime of calamity.
Rod Marsden’s Dragon Queen is now available! Mixing with your betters can get you killed. Dragons know this as does a certain maverick pilot and his researcher wife. It is possible to get thrown into events not of your own making in which you must do your best to survive. Meanwhile, somewhere not far from mainland Tasmania, there is an island named Green Maiden’s Folly. What’s it like? Is it paradise, or has it been made over into a worse destination hellhole than Devil’s Island used to be like in the 19th and 20th Centuries? On Green Maiden’s Folly, the destiny of the dragon is revealed.
Margaret L. Carter’s Doctor Vampire: At the age of forty, psychiatrist Roger Darvell discovered vampires are real, a nonhuman species living secretly among the ordinary mortals who vastly outnumber them, and he himself is a hybrid, with a vampire mother and a human father. After learning the truth about the craving for blood that had plagued him all his adult life, he came to terms with his “monstrous” side and found love with his human professional partner, Dr. Britt Loren. In between treating their mundane patients, Roger and Britt occasionally venture into problems of the paranormal. They deal with three extraordinary cases in these stories, as they counsel a neurotic young vampire, a guilt-ridden werewolf, and a woman who owns a haunted antique desk.
Lyn McConchie’s Some Other Traveller: When the world’s civilizations collapse from a lethal pandemic, being old can mean you have the experience and wisdom to survive and to see that friends and family do as well. Donal and Sheila McArn are seventy when most of the world is dying, and they must hold the line for everything they know. They may not have long, but so long as they live, they’re going to do their best – and anyone against them had better step back. NOW!
Kevin R. Doyle’s The Anchor is now available: Jen has toiled away in television news, just waiting for a big break. And at the same time she finally gets a shot at the promotion opportunity she’s waited years for, head anchor for the nightly newscast, an unseen, shadowy man is desperate for her to notice him. When messages and well wishes don’t do the trick, her mysterious admirer intends to do anything necessary to make Jen a success and snare her attention, even if it means attacking her fiancé and killing off her competition. ** Paperback and Kindle can be ordered here. **
L. M. Labat’s The Sanguinarian Id: Schwartzwald, sequel to The Sanguinarian Id will be released soon!
Blurb: Surrounded by a legion of abandoned souls that tend to his every whim, Mendelson grips hold of everything he surveys. Greedy for power and more, he continues to sink his teeth into whatever catches his fancy, whether it has a pulse or not. As more people break and bend under his heel, one person stands in defiance.
L. M. Labat will be hosting an exhibition on her Sanguinarian novels (one published and one soon to be published on September 23, 2023. (2) The Sanguinarian Id Novel Art Exhibition | Facebook
Michael De Stefano’s The Bohemian: Told by protagonist Mitch Morningstar, The Bohemian, with humor, satire, and pathos, challenges the cultural rigors of the post-Reagan bourgeoisie. The weapon of choice is freedom: Mitch and his band of eccentrics wield it to pierce through the ever-ossifying collective, embrace the individual, and rescue truth and beauty in postmodern America. As their guileless effort breaches the new century, these tail-end boomers lose their footing traversing their Daedalian world of carnal wanderlust but never their souls.
New edition of The Litter: Karen Bannister is coming off a really bad year. Estranged from her father and her fiancé dead, she finds solace in her work with the city’s indigent, destitute, and lost. Then something, something savage and brutal, appears… read more.
The Forgotten People: A crash landing leaves an alien woman at the mercy of a sadistic scientist whose “cure” could kill her. A painting opens a doorway to an alternate dimension, and a brand new life, for one woman, while a nurse’s life is turned upside down in a … read more.
New Edition of Demon in my Head: Human/Vampire hybrid Gabriel Brimstone walks between the worlds of the living and the dead. He hunts vampires and slays them with remarkable ease. However, the years have taken their… read more.