Shadowed Souls, Edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes

Simon Canderous, paranormal detective, is BACK and fighting supernatural crime on a budget in Anton Strout's new short story, "Solus," part of the new Shadowed Souls anthology. Edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes, Shadowed Souls also contains stories from Kat Richardson, Jim C. Hines, Kevin J. Anderson, Seanan McGuire, and more! It's a great place for new urban fantasy fans to cut their teeth and sample new series. says:

“Solus” by Anton Strout introduces readers to Simon Canderous, the protagonist of Strout’s Dead… series. Strout’s story is the perfect type of story for an anthology of this nature. It is effectively a prequel to the four novels featuring Canderous so the story serves as an introduction to new readers while giving the character background readers of the series would appreciate. Overall, a fun story.




In the groundbreaking new anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues from Ragnarok Publications, Anton returns to his fan-favorite character, Simon Canderous, with "Scream," a prequel story of Simon before his days at the Department of Extraordinary Affairs. Anton explains his story: "We always knew our titular character had a ne'er-do-well in Blackguard's 'Scream' we finally get a chance to see just how ne'er-do-welly it was." One of the best performing anthologies on Kickstarter to date with over 1200 backers giving almost $40k to the project, Blackguards also features stories by Michael J. Sullivan, Mark Lawrence, Carol Berg, and other notable people from the genre.


Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, & Rogues

J.M. Martin   $14.99

Features my story Scream, a tie-in prequel story to the Simon Canderous universe

Whether by coin or by blood... YOU WILL PAY.

"Scream by Anton Strout: an art forgery investigator meets with a new client and embarks on a mission to steal a stolen painting. This was fun, and a really engaging ending to the anthology print edition." --Grimdark Magazine


Streets of Shadows

Maurice Broaddus & Jerry Gordon


Features my story Stay, a tie-in story to The Spellmason Chronicles, featuring alchemist freelancer Caleb Kennedy

From the editors of Dark Faith, Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, comes a collection of supernatural crime noir. 

You think you're safe. What a joke. 
You don't think about the places you pass every day. 
The side streets. The alleys. 
The underbridges. 
All you'd have to do is take a step to the side. 

Then you'd know. 
The streets are filled with shadows.




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The Modern Fae's Guide To Surviving Humanity

Joshua Palmatier & Patricia Bray

9780756407193     $7.99

Features my story Hooked

What if the fae were still here, living among us? Perhaps living in secret, doing their best to pass for human? Or perhaps their existence is acknowledged, but they're still struggling to fit in. How have they survived? Are they outcasts clinging to the edges of society, or do their powers ensure success in the mortal realm? Here are fourteen fabulous tales-ranging from humor to dark fantasy-that explore how the creatures of fae are fitting into the modern world.









Westward Weird

Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes
9780756407186     $7.99

Features my story Lowstone, about a gunslinger making up for the sins of her past

When you were a kid, did you long to put on your cowboy boots, belt on your guns, saddle up, and ride off to find adventures? 

Did you sit glued to the TV watching The Lone RangerMaverickBonanzaThe Wild Wild WestThe Adventures of Brsico County Jr., and Firefly? And were you caught up in movies like OutlandsTime BanditsSerenity, or  Back to the Future Part III?

If so, Westward Weird is the book for you. Thirteen original stories included here ride a very broad range between science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal—and all of them are told from a Wild West perspective.

Get ready for some good old-fashioned adventure, like:
The Old Gods cross paths in the Old West.
Two theives are given a job they can't refuse, but no one told them there'd be aliens.
A mining family never expected their claim to be jumped from parallel universes.
A Mars colony may be about to find out extactly how the West was won.
Cowboys will be hard-pressed to ride the herd on the living dead.


Human For A Day

Martin H. Greenberg & Jennifer Brozek
9780756407001     $7.99

Features my story Tumulus, about a young woman and the lengths she will go to for a family

Here's an anthology that examines what it means to be human in all its positive and negative aspects. If you were an intelligent robot, would the opportunity to become human for a day be worth the risks? If a magic spell switched the bodies of a vampire and a teenage girl, would both savor the experience or search for a way to undo the enchantment? What tests would an angel face if transformed into a mortal for a day? These are just a few of the inventive stories-some humorous, some sad, many thought-provoking, and all unique-to be found in Human for a Day.




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After Hours:  Tales from the Ur-Bar

Joshua Palmatier & Patricia Bray
9780756406592     $7.99

Features my story Izdu-Bar, about a bouncer, a guitarist, and a bar set in a post-apocalyptic word... oh, and filled with zombies

Science fiction and fantasy readers have long shown an affinity for a good "bar story". Now some of today's most inventive scriveners have decided to tell their own tall tales-from an alewife's attempt to transfer the gods' curse to Gilgamesh, to Odin's decision to introduce Vikings to the Ur-Bar, from the Holy Roman Emperor's barroom bargain, to a demon hunter who may just have met his match in the ultimate magic bar, to a bouncer who discovers you should never let anyone in after hours in a world terrorized by zombies.

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Boondocks Fantasy
Martin H. Greenberg & Jean Rabe
9780756406530     $7.99

features the story Marfa, about a late night encounter on the deserted roads of far West Texas, which Jennifer Belle called the least frightening story she had ever read.

From vampires in the Appalachians and leprechauns in the Smokies to mermaids in the Mississippi and bloodthirsty trolls in an Alabama trailer park the South makes a unique setting for the 20 stories in this anthology of redneck vampires, werewolves, wizards, elves, and other creatures. 

Featuring original stories by Gene Wolfe, Timothy Zahn, Chris Pierson, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Steven Savile, Elizabeth A. Vaughan, Jay Lake, Anton Strout, and many more.

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A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters
Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes
9780756406145     $7.99

features the story Lupercalia, a tale of bitter love set in New York City... oh, and drowning demonic cherubs in the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity.

Brilliant, original sci-fi and fantasy stories featuring brave and bold heroines 

Thirteen urban and paranormal tales of strong women, armed with weapons they are not afraid to use, as well as fists and feet of fury, who face monsters and bad guys-and are not above rescuing men in the process. 

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Spells of the City
Martin H. Greenberg & Jean Rabe 
9780756405670     $7.99

Eighteen tales about the special magic that lurks in the heart of big cities

Venture into Spells of the City, where a troll may be your toll collector on the George Washington Bridge...Harry the Book will be happy to place your best in a spellbinding alternative New York...a gargoyle finds himself left to a lonely rooftop existence when he's forced to live by his creator's rules...and leprechauns must become bank robbers to keep up with the demand for their gold

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Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies
Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes
9780756405823     $7.99

Features for lizzie, a Simon Canderous tie-in featuring Gauntlet archivist Godfrey Candellanlet archivist Godfrey

From a farmer at war with Nature’s creatures, to dangerous doings when the henhouse goes on-line, to the hazards of keeping company with a book wyrm, here are ingenious tales that will make readers laugh or cry—or double-check to make sure that their windows & doors are firmly locked against the things that prowl the night.

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The Dimension Next Door
Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes
9780756405090     $7.99

Includes a tie-in story set in the world of Simon Canderous

Thirteen original stories about thouse realities just around the corner from our own


From Benjamin Franklin's best kept secret...  to  a young woman who has inadvertently become a counselor for ghosts... to a virtual reality anti-terrorist expert... to a Keeper of Unreadable Books- these are stories that will give you a whole new slant on the might have been, might yet be, and all the things we can't quite see in our own world...

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Pandora's Closet
Martin H. Greenberg & Jean Rabe 
9780756404376     $7.99

Nineteen original tales of the Pandora legend-as no one has ever imagined it before

When Pandora's Box was opened, so the ancient tale goes, all the evils that would beset humanity were released into the world.  When the box was all but empty, the only thing that remained was hope.  Now some of fantasy's finest writers have taken on the task of opening Pandora's closet.   It is naturally chock full of an assortment of items , including a ring that can bring its wearer infinite health, a special helmet found in the most unlikely of places, a mysterious box that holds a legendary piece of cloth, and a red hoodie that transforms a woman's world.  These stories are of items claimed by people, but only at their own peril.  After indulging in these stories, readers will certainly look at their own closets in a whole new light.