Curtis, a young college student is dragged to his first gay club by his best friend Jimmy for a night of dancing, drinking and sex...at least until the dead start to rise and attack the club. Trapped inside the Asylum are a small band of survivors, including a drag queen, a male stripper, a Vietnam vet bartender, a pretentious gay couple, and an unstable DJ.
Will this motley crew survive the hungry... [click here for more]
Celia's body is not her own, but even her conscious mind can barely tell the difference. Living on the cutting edge of biomechanical science was supposed to allow her to lead a normal life in a near-perfect copy of her physical self while awaiting a cure for a rare and deadly genetic disorder.
But a bioandroid isn't a real person. Not according to the protesters outside Celia's house, her coworkers,... [click here for more]
"With incisive characterization and a compelling plot, Mari Adkins' Midnight is a stirring work of dark fiction that will keep you reading long past the witching hour."
--Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh
Samantha Clark has always known she was different.
Brought up in a loveless household, she can almost forgive herself for turning to an abusive boyfriend to help... [click here for more]
Nick Bullman was a wrestling superstar. His alter ego, The Widowmaker, was the monster heel all the marks loved to hate. Now, after a brutal encounter with two psychotic fans left his face horribly disfigured, he’s just a monster. Yanked from the spotlight and thrust into the shadows, these days Nick tries to live the life of an average Joe. He avoids mirrors. He's angry. He’s alone.... [click here for more]
Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling is an anthology of short stories, poetry, and essays edited by Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates.
Over two dozen authors, ranging from NYT-bestsellers and award winners to debut writers, chose a tired trope or cliche to challenge and surprise readers through their work. Read stories inspired by tropes such as the Chainmaille Bikini, Love... [click here for more]