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Short Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction: Trill

Suppose there was an app that revealed everyone's true nature. Suppose it was in the hands of the new kid in town who befriends a student being bullied by mean girls. Will good or bad come of it? And who is it good or bad for?

 

NOTE: With parental supervision, Kathy's short story Trill is suitable for middle grade ages and up.

 

Trill can be found in Tell-Tale Press' multi-author anthology Creatures: The Starship Logs. Tell-Tale Press is an independently owned publisher of genre novels, novellas, and short fiction. Tell-Tale Press releases themed collections comprised of four volumes:

 

The Starship Logs (science fiction)
The Case Files (mystery)
The Spell Books (fantasy)
The Blood Tomes (dark fiction/horror)

 

Each volume of these themed anthologies can be purchased as a 0.99 Kindle download. Tell-Tale Press also has an extensive free-to-read-online library.

 

In the Creatures collection of The Starship Logs, ten science fiction stories explore the countless ways our paths cross those of creatures. These atmospheric tales come from authors around the world, award winners and newcomers alike, and they have found the humanity within the creatures they write about, even from within the scientific world.

 

They cover a wide spectrum but still come down to the universal truth: that we humans will always be fascinated and intrigued by the creatures in our world… and beyond.

Short Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction: Trill

Short Dark Fiction: The Zonbi's Fet Ghedé

Is there love and purpose after death? Are we more whole in our dreams than in our waking lives? On the muddy streets of a young New Orleans, a boy turned zombie and a girl in the middle stages of leprosy lock gazes. In their dreams, they fall in love. But in their waking world, they are as star-crossed as Romeo and Juliet.

 

NOTE: Kathy's story The Zonbi's Fet Ghedé has two erotic scenes of medium intensity. Parental discretion is advised.

 

Kathy's elegant and haunting short story appears in Tell-Tale Press' Winter Holidays: The Blood Tomes. Tell-Tale Press is a publisher of novels, novellas, and anthologies, including regular releases of themed, multi-author collections comprised of four volumes:

 

The Starship Logs (science fiction)
The Case Files (mystery)
The Spell Books (fantasy)
The Blood Tomes (dark fiction/horror)

 

Each volume of these themed anthologies can be purchased as a 0.99 Kindle download. Tell-Tale Press also has an extensive free-to-read-online library. In the Winter Holidays collection of The Blood Tomes, fifteen authors pen unique takes on a variety of winter holidays, from Christmas to Fet Ghedé, the voodoo Festival of the Ancestors. The tales explore various realms of the horror genre, from personal to apocalyptic, from dark beauty to terrible truths.

 

 

 

Short Dark Fiction: The Zonbi's Fet Ghedé

Full Wolf Moon: Book I of the Full Wolf Moon Trilogy

In our present, unsettled times, Full Wolf Moon's story is disturbingly relevant. Book I of the supernatural trilogy is grounded in an era when over 120,000 Japanese Nationals and their American born children were trapped behind the barbed wire confines of internment camps on U.S soil.

It all begins at Tulenar Japanese Internment Camp, 1942:

Forced from their homes along the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada, no one believes a werewolf is behind the grisly deaths plaguing the residents of the camp. Not Captain Maxwell Pierce, nor politico Doris Tebbe. Only Navajo healer David Alma Curar believes. And he has his own reasons for following the beast's bloody trail to Tulenar.

Full Wolf Moon: Book I of the Full  Wolf Moon Trilogy

Bitten: Book II of the Full Wolf Moon Trilogy

With raw action & superb storytelling, Book II of the Full Wolf Moon Trilogy begins eight years after the Tulenar lineage is destroyed. Max & David are now hunters, stalking the ancient werewolf where ever it emerges. The hunt takes them across international borders as they battle impossible odds. But nothing that has come before prepares them for what they are about to discover.

"KL Nappier takes her time unfolding the story. She leads the reader[s] down the path...surprising them as the truth comes out. I must say only this about the ending: it is unexpected and leaves you salivating for the next book!" ~ SLJasble, Reader Review

Bitten: Book II of the Full Wolf Moon Trilogy

Chosen: Book III of the Full Wolf Moon Trilogy

As David struggles with the skinwalker and a Great Beast rising to dominance, Max, Doris and what remains of their band of hunters frantically search for their friend and mentor.

Chosen: Book III of the Full Wolf Moon Trilogy

Voyagers: A Mystery, A Ghost's Tale, A Love Story

If only the Afterlife were as simple as it seemed.

 

There couldn't be a more unlikely pair of sleuths than Greta Roscoe & the Reverend Aaron Shane. Not because Greta is the most elegant courtesan of St. Louis's Rag Time high society & Aaron the city's most priggish minister. It's because they're dead & an angel has tasked them with solving their own murders.

 

"This book is wonderful! Original and totally addictive." ~ Lesley Mazey, The Eternal Night Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Website

 

"Most of the novels I read get thrown in a box under my bed, but Voyagers will be placed on my bookshelf." ~Margaret Marr, NightsAndWeekends.Com

 

"Layers of historical fiction, murder mystery, and suspense make for a most delicious reading..." ~ Lisa Ciurro, Tampa Book Buzz

Voyagers: A Mystery, A Ghost's Tale, A Love Story

Backslide

Are the sins of the parent really visited upon the child? Or are the pathways of Fate too complicated for such a simple explanation?

 

NOTE: Kathy's story Backslide has a description of female genitalia that some readers may find too graphic. The story is not intended for minors. Reader discretion is advised.

 

Backslide appears in Fright Mare: Women Write Horror, edited by Edgar Award and Stoker Award Nominee Billie Sue Mosiman. It is a reprint that first appeared in Double Dragon Publishing's Twisted Tails III: Pure Fear.

 

"Go. Buy. That's my recommendation." ~ Steve Fahnestalk, Amazing Stories Magazine

 

"Prepare for a book filled with haunting stories, some of which will stick with you long after you close the book." ~ GoodReads Review

 

"The Horror is Sublime" ~ Amazon Review

Backslide

Short Fiction Collection: Strange 8

Eight curious concepts in speculative fiction are bundled in a compilation that defies the norm. Showcasing K.L. Nappier's virtuosity and range, Strange 8 is a rich infusion of sci-fi, fantasy, and dark fiction: inspiring, haunting, uplifting, disturbing, funny and, as usual with best-selling author K.L. Nappier, thought-provoking.

 

"The book lives up to its name and then some. It is a wonderful way to spend a couple afternoons, and is of such quality that it can be read many times over." ~ GoodBadBizarre Reviews

 

"Many of the stories had twist endings. Some of them actually caught me completely by surprise. There is nothing quite as great as a truly surprising and darkly twisted short story. This book fits that mold perfectly." ~ GoodReads Review

Short Fiction Collection: Strange 8