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- Virile gods and their mortal conquests.
- A community garden’s secret (and very dirty) fertility ritual.
- An Edwardian dominatrix living out her sadistic garden fantasies.
- Student/teacher lessons in horticultural hotness.
- Young lovers seeking the help of green witches.
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Peek inside the garden gate.
(You know you want to.)
A dozen racy tales await.
Fifty Shades of Green is a collection of twelve delicious short stories. It's hotter than the hottest pepper on the Scoville index of heat. And smart, not smutty. Well . . . maybe a little smutty.
**This book is for adults only!**
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin have been widely flattered almost from the moment Rex Stout first wrote about them in 1934. The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe collects two dozen literary tributes to one of crime fiction’s best-loved private detectives and his Man Friday. Included are:
- A 1947 pastiche by award-winning crime writer Thomas Narcejac
- Rollicking new stories written especially for this collection by Michael Bracken and Robert Lopresti
- Stories by bestselling authors including Lawrence Block and Loren D. Estleman
- Chapters from Robert Goldsborough’s authorized continuation of the Wolfe series; Marion Mainwaring’s 1955 tour de force Murder in Pastiche; and John Lescroart’s Rasputin’s Revenge, which reimagines a young Wolfe as the son of Sherlock Holmes
That doesn’t mean these tales all sound the same; to the contrary, we’ve found quite a diverse collection of romances. Yes, there are some traditional romances, and there’s a healthy handful of budding romances, but you will also find a story set in the future, and a couple of fantasy tales. You will find stories of pastries, and candies, of young lovers and old. You will meet several matchmakers and you’ll see couples reconcile, and there are even a few stories that will make you laugh.
As always, each story in the Read on the Run series of anthologies is short, to suit your busy lifestyle.
Contributors push hard against the boundaries of crime fiction, driving their work into places short crime fiction doesn’t often go, into a world where the mean streets seem gentrified by comparison and happy endings are the exception rather than the rule. And they do all this in contemporary settings, bringing noir into the 21st century.
Like any good cocktail, Mickey Finn is a heady mix of ingredients that packs a punch, and when you’ve finished reading every story, you’ll know that you’ve been “slipped a Mickey.”
The twenty contributors, some of today’s most respected short-story writers and new writers making their mark on the genre, include J.L. Abramo, Ann Aptaker, Trey R. Barker, Michael Bracken, Barb Goffman, David Hagerty, James A. Hearn, David H. Hendrickson, Jarrett Kaufman, Mark R. Kehl, Hugh Lessig, Steve Liskow, Alan Orloff, Josh Pachter, Steve Rasnic Tem, Mikal Trimm, Bev Vincent, Joseph S. Walker, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, and Stacy Woodson.
This anthology draws together some of the best new stories of mystery and murder—compiled by the Anthony Award–winning crime fiction editor.
This anthology collects the most original stories of murder by some of mystery fiction's most inventive talents from the United States and United Kingdom. With innovative new takes on locked-room mysteries and impossible crimes, these short stories are full of vexing conundrums and reality-defying puzzles. A murder has been committed—but how could it have happened?
Curated by Maxim Jakubowski, one of the crime genre’s most renowned editors, this volume features never-before-seen stories by acclaimed authors—including British Science Fiction Award–winner Eric Brown, Derringer Award–winner O'Neil de Noux, and multiple CWA Dagger Award–winners and nominees.
With nine Grammys, multiple lifetime achievement awards, inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and a Top Ten ranking on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time,” Joni Mitchell has established herself as one of the most important singer/songwriters, not only of her generation, but in the history of popular music.
In this collection, 28 crime writers pay tribute to Joni’s musical legacy with short stories inspired by her lyrics, representing each of her seventeen studio albums from 1968’s Song to a Seagull to 2007’s Shine.
Many of the classics are represented here, including “Both Sides, Now” (in the first literary collaboration between Art Taylor and Tara Laskowski, who have each won major awards for their fiction), “Big Yellow Taxi” (by Kathryn O’Sullivan, author of the Colleen McCabe series), and “River” (by Stacy Woodson, winner of the 2019 Readers Choice Award from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine), plus such equally fascinating titles as “Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire” (by Donna Andrews, author of the award-winning Meg Lanslow series), “The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines” (by Amber Sparks), and “Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac” (by Michael Bracken). This anthology also includes contributions from Alison McMahan, Brendan DuBois, Edith Maxwell and many other talented writers.
The birth of evil…
In 2017, Splatterpunk masters Bentley Little, John Skipp Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee united in an extreme horror masterpiece, resulting in our largest and best-selling anthology to date.
However, the origin story of Blood Bound Books’ extreme reputation began here...
With cover art inspired by a 90's Slayer T-shirt and brought to life by the Maggotmeister Andrej Bartolovic, D.O.A. is twenty-eight stories of offensive, repulsive, and disturbing content.
Like an underground mix tape from your favorite death metal bands, D.O.A. is raw and gritty, and the beginning of something epic.
WARNING: This anthology contains 28 stories of violence, sexual depravity, self-degradation, and other dark subjects taken to an extreme you've never read before. If consumed, please consult a mortician.
*Blood Bound Books does not in any way condone or endorse the actions described in the stories of this book.
Shane Mckenzie - John McNee - Robert Essig - Adrian Ludens -Craig Saunders - Kenneth Yu - J. Grant - Atris Ray III - Glynn Barrass - C.M. Saunders - Chad McKee - JW Schnarr - KJ Moore - Piper Morgan - Michael Bracken - Calie Voorhis - Quinn Hernandez - Michael Cieslak -Chris Reed -Stacy Bolli -Forrest Ingle -Matthew Keville -Tonia Brown - Eric Dimbleby - A.R. Braun -Uri Grey - R. Warren Smith -Alec Cizak
The stories we feature in our monthly issues span every imaginable subgenre, including cozy, police procedural, noir, whodunit, supernatural, hardboiled, humor, and historical mysteries. Evocative writing and a compelling story are the only certainty.
Get ready to be surprised, challenged, and entertained--whether you enjoy the style of the Golden Age of mystery (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle), the glorious pulp digests of the early twentieth century (e.g., Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler), or contemporary masters of mystery.
Our cover feature, “Lucid” by Bill Kelly, is a femme fatale tale dealing with mystery, memory and murder.
“Only The Desperate Come Here” by Michael Mallory: People only come to attorney Scott Turley when there's no other choice. So when a confessed murderer with deep pockets and a powerful family retains him, he sees it as a big payday … not realizing the extent of the price to him.
“The Odds Are Good” by Josh Pachter: When Ginny Krause heads north to escape a bad second marriage, she finds Alaska full of surprises.
In “A Grave Mistake” by Rachel Amphlett a walk in the woods takes a dark turn for Ben.
In “The Power Of The Dog” by Leone Ciporin a girl wearing a dog costume is performing at a county fair with a kindergarten class, when a gunman rushes the stage. Can her costume help her save the children?
“Bone Soup” by Michael Bracken: Sheriff Sherri Fine won her election by mistake, and now she's faced with a cold case that pits her against the local political machine.
“A Little Housecleaning” by David Bart: Wade comes to understand the phrase: “The chickens have come home to roost.”
“Suicide Insurance” by Gerard J Waggett: The good news: Irish Twins twins Bobby and Ronan hit the lottery. Bad news: Their winning ticket connects them to the murder of a liquor store owner.
Whether you're a woman who has put passion on the back burner, or you're a hot mama who has been keeping things aflame, these stories are sure to light your fire!
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