Book 1 in the 10,000 Reasons SerialNo little girl grows up thinking she’s going to become an escort, call girl, prostitute—or whatever other kinder names one would call it. That was not on my radar—ever! When my roommate begged me to help her out one evening, I didn’t think a simple, “OK” and a huge misunderstanding would change my life…but it did.*******Every boy grows up thinking he’s going to become the master of the universe. I was no different. I knew I’d succeed in every facet of life and I had no qualms about crushing anyone who got in my way. I was successful, rich, handsome, and mysterious—or at least that’s what the women I bedded told me. When I went to meet a client at a high-end society club one evening, I didn’t think my life would change…but it did.Xander Blane.Jenna Ashe.The battle for each other’s heart, mind and soul begins in this first of a four-part, 10,000 Reasons serial, to be published weekly. These stories are not stand-alone books and should be read in order.
In this rapidly changing world, we come across many people around us. These people have many shades, some bright…some dark. They might want to let their feelings out, but they find it difficult to do so – and we term them different from the population. The diverse personalities sometimes make us wonder, what is hidden under their veil? They show a happy face, while hiding an agony beneath their expression. Some want to scream with happiness, but their voices are suppressed even before they could speak about it. Stand by the people who mention their sorrows, happiness, pains, agonies, and much more. You could relate to it, and find them talking to you. Peep into people’s diaries, their midnight loneliness, find them doing weird stuffs, read their confessions, hear to the conversations that they hold with me, and see them either rise up touching the sky or fall down to the ground. The people. Their stories. One storyteller.
The Greater Portland Scribists writing group first formed in July 2010 and published their first anthology the following June. Since then, they have been publishing an anthology every summer. After the publication of their fifth volume in 2015, they decided it would be fun to look back over the years and choose the best stories from each author. With the help of fans in autumn 2015, they have selected one story each from current and previous members. This collection is a great sampler of work spanning the years that we’ve been working together.
Stories contained in this volume:
– What Time Is Our Torture Session? by Lee Patterson (from Vol 1)
– In the Business of Rotting by Cynthia Ravinski (from Vol 1)
– Secret Under the Sand by Jamie Alan Belanger (from Vol 2: Lost Civilizations)
– Otherkin by Steven Inman (from Vol 3: Metamorphosis)
– Breed by Timothy Lynch (from Vol 4: Miscreations)
– The Joke by Richard Veysey (from Vol 4: Miscreations)
– Sand Fleas by D.L. Harvey (from Vol 5: Inversions)
– Wolf and Raven by Shelli-Jo Pelletier (from Vol 5: Inversions)
– Repurposed by Matthew Stephen D. (from Vol 5: Inversions)
– Better Alive Than Dead by Robin Hansen (an all-new story exclusive to this volume)
Vile Press presents the second installment in the Horrendous Tales anthology series.
With the unbeatable combination of both compelling fiction and great insight on the writer’s journey, these award-winning and bestselling authors of the Girlfriends Book Club join together to bring you ONE MORE PAGE!
Enjoy 17 excerpts of outstanding fiction by authors Christa Allan (All They Want for Christmas), Judith Arnold (Changes), Marilyn Brant (The Road to You), Sylvie Fox (The Good Enough Husband), Jenny Gardiner (Something in the Heir), Maria Geraci (That Thing You Do), Tonya Kappes (Checkered Crime), Leslie Langtry (Merit Badge Murder), Leslie Lehr (Wife Goes On), Maggie Marr (One Night for Love), Ellen Meister (Dorothy Parker Drank Here), Ellyn Oaksmith (50 Acts of Kindness), Jess Riley (Mandatory Release), Saralee Rosenberg (Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead), Sara Rosett (Elusive), Wendy Tokunaga (His Wife and Daughters), and L.J. Wilson (Ruby Ink).
Also included in this book as a *special bonus* are 34 of the GBC’s most popular blog posts on the subject of writing craft and the writing life, which you won’t want to miss. So pick up this sampler, sit back, and get drawn into a wonderful world of unputdownable essays & stories!
A small collection of 6 short stories. Each with its own darkness, born of a desire of one kind or another. For some it is the desire of the unknown, for others, it is desire through obsession. Each short story is its own volume in the twisted library of desire. Each story a gateway to their new reality. Each, now a part of the book.
Drift back in time with award winning S. R. Mallery, as she presents some excerpts––or “snippets”–– pulled out of her books. They range from an American family saga to full, historical adventures involving sewing; from a U.S. Civil War Romeo and Juliet couple defying all odds to a 1926 Old Hollywood murder mystery; from both a colorful Western romance and a Nazi spy romance thriller to short stories that keep you guessing…. HERE’S WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT S. R. MALLERY“S.R. Mallery is a gifted author who drew me into the story from the first word and kept me reading until the very last page.” –– Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite“…her style lures the reader; you actually become part of her tapestry of expression.” –– Melinda Hines, Top Amazon Reviewer“Master storyteller S. R. Mallery has a remarkable gift. The amazing ability to bring rich, historical events to life…” –– Geri Ahearn, Top Amazon Reviewer