Feb 13, 2016
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Surprising and fun, but also heartbreaking and mournful stories in: LOVE HURTS

By Tricia Reeks, ed. Jeff VanDer Meer, et. al.

Rating:  star star star star star 

A collection of dark love stories in science fiction and fantasy, from authors both renowned and obscure.

EMMYNATION
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A woman decides whether to watch or join the feminist movement in: EMMY NATION – UNDERCOVER SUFFRAGETTE

By L. Davis Munro

Rating:  star star star star star 

Harking back to the era when voting rights for women were still a faraway dream, EMMY NATION focuses on one young woman’s personal quandary: to spy on the women’s movement…or join it.

FAB
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A world where John Lennon plays the politician in: FAB

By Mark Gillespie

Rating:  star star star star star 

In an alternate history, John Lennon enters politics after his assassination is thwarted, leading to unexpected consequences.

JOURNEY
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Short stories with lasting effects in: JOURNEYS OFF THE ROAD

By Alan Hilfiker

Rating:  star star star star star 

In JOURNEYS OFF THE ROAD, Hilfiker offers a motley collection of short stories whose focus ranges from World War II Germany to man’s relationship with nature.

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Claustrophobia and what happens when amateurs delve into the world of illegal real estate transactions in: SHOCK TREATMENT

By Gene Caffrey

Rating:  star star star star star 

Claustrophobia is the least of Owen Delaney’s problems when he’s asked to help a friend of a friend wrap up a dead woman’s affairs.

WELKNER
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Advanced computer technology used in gambling turns from wealth to a nightmare in: U.S. VS WELKNER

By Sonny Hayes

Rating:  star star star star star 

Siblings take gambling to a whole new level when they realize they can use a time advanced satellite system to make mega bucks.

KILLKING
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A sorcerer and king battle in the dark world of: TO KILL A KING

By Theodore Singer

Rating:  star star star star star 

Kalath is a sorcerer among a barbarian tribe, minding his own barbarian business, when his wife gets kidnapped.

COALITION
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An FBI special agent and reporter work together to solve the conspiracy behind the murder of the President-elect in: THE COALITION

By samuel Marquis

Rating:  star star star star star 

An FBI special agent and a reporter must unearth the conspiracy behind the assassination of the President-elect

MONSTERLAND
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An amusement park featuring werewolves, vampires, and zombies is a facade for a diabolical plan: MONSTERLAND

By Michael Phillip Cash

Rating:  star star star star star 

The owner of Monsterland invites teens to opening day with a dare: “Let’s see if Monsterland can scare the daylights out of you.”

LOVESTORIES
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Different vignettes spotlight friendships and relationships in: LOVE STORIES

By Prajwalit

Rating:  star star star star star 

Set in India, five separate vignettes detail out episodes for characters of different ages, occupations, and family backgrounds as they grapple with finding , and holding onto, love.

REDZONE
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A military recruit fights in a segregated future in: REDZONE INCURSION

By David Norman

Rating:  star star star star star 

In the twenty-second century, what was once Australia is now the site of perpetual conflict between wealthy, fascist BlueZones and impoverished, communist RedZones, their hostile segregation akin to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

TRANSFORMED
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An unconventional trio battle crime in colorful San Francisco in: TRANSFORMED: SAN FRANCISCO

By Suzanne Falter and Jack Harvey

Rating:  star star star star star 

A transman, a dominatrix, and a hard-boiled lesbian cop work to defeat a murderous plot in San Francisco.

CROSSBACK
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Angels, demons and supernatural warriors battle in: CROSSBACK

By Paul Proffet

Rating:  star star star star star 

Recovering from defeating an ancient demon, Doyle and Briar gather warriors to hunt down and stop a sinister entity targeting children.

FRACTURES
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An assassin continues her work in the afterlife in: FRACTURES

By Will James

Rating:  star star star star star 

A professional assassin commits her last murder, dies, and finds herself recruited to reprise her role in the afterlife.

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Stories that elicit eerie anticipation in: NIGHTMARES – UNHINGED

By Joshua Viola

Rating:  star star star star star 

Often floating between reality and another realm, these dark stories inspire a spectrum of emotions and an eeriness that incites the imagination.

TRAINEE
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The dangers of being a doppleganger in: THE TRAINEE

By A.F. Knott

Rating:  star star star star star 

Rodney Pepper is a strange man. Painfully awkward, heartbreakingly naïve, and prone to archaic monologues, he is adrift in college until a series of coincidences bring him to New Orleans.

ODD
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Capital secrecy, mystery and murder in: THE ODD FELLOWS SOCIETY

By C. G. Barrett

Rating:  star star star star star 

A Jesuit priest stumbles upon a secret society determined to remain secret, and members will kill, if necessary, to maintain secrets that are centuries old.

MECCA
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Danger and intrigue when an American woman moves to Saudi Arabia and befriends a Saudi woman in: EAST OF MECCA

By Sheila Flaherty

Rating:  star star star star star 

An American woman living in Saudi Arabia faces the hardships, anxiety and betrayals of life in a theocratic dictatorship.

Lilith
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A celestial saga filled with interpersonal and intergalactic relationships in: LILITH: EDEN’S PLANETARY PRINCESS (The Michael Archives Book 1)

By C.E. Robinson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Angels and Generals and mortals and demons: a lot of drama can build up between these powerful forces over several thousand years.

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Life in the New York projects filled with grit, violence and hopeless in: BOSS

By Jennifer Paige

Rating:  star star star star star 

Violence, rivalry and ambition threaten to destroy numerous lives in the New York projects.

PRELAPSARIAN
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An idealistic young drug smuggler has the one drug to save humanity in a post apocalyptic world in: THE PRELAPSARIANS

By John Gaiserich

Rating:  star star star star star 

A group of hardened mercenaries take an idealistic young smuggler under their protection as she transports a cache of the one drug that keeps humanity alive.

ENDINGS
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Rich character studies in: ENDINGS—Poetry and Prose

By William Poe

Rating:  star star star star star 

Poe pulls back the curtain on some desperate characters, from a gay man looking for love in the wrong places, to a tormented boy who wants to be a tiger, to a woman who’d rather die than spend another night with her violent husband.

WARREN
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An alcoholic drug addict gets more than he bargains for when he impersonates a P.I. in: WARREN LANE

By Andrew Diamond

Rating:  star star star star star 

An alcoholic ne’er-do-well poses as a private detective on a whim, but may be in over his head.

MOXIEDECISION
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Determination turns a helpless princess into a self-sufficient woman in: MOXIE’S DECISION

By Hank Quense

Rating:  star star star star star 

A teen princess plans revenge when she learns that her sly uncle takes over her rightful place as queen.