A posthumous and definitive collection of new and selected stories by "virtuoso of the short story" (Esquire) and National Book Award finalist Thom Jones"Jones was an oracle . . . It's impossible not to marvel at the urgency of these stories." —Wall Street JournalThis scorching collection from award-winning author Thom Jones features his best new short fiction alongside a selection of outstanding stories from three previous books. Jones's stories are full of high-octane, prose-drunk entertainment. His characters are grifters and drifters, rogues and ne'er-do-wells, would-be do-gooders whose human frailties usually get the better of them. Some are lovable, others are not, but each has an indelible and irresistible voice. They include Vietnam soldiers, amateur boxers, devoted doctors, strung-out advertising writers, pill poppers and veterans of the psych ward, and an unforgettable adolescent DJ radio host, among...
Featured in the Amazon Top 100 Hot New Erotic Releases! Claire Reynolds had it all, until her ex-husband embezzled her fortune and left her in ruin. Determined to build back her wealth and protect others from her hardship, she starts a fidelity service for rich women to test their soon-to-be husbands. It pays well and helps Claire keep men where they belong - at arm's length. But when Claire's friend asks her to seduce her fiancé she's not so inclined to mix business with pleasure. Sure, he's attractive but Claire is relieved when he seems to be disinterested and leaves her in the company of a handsome stranger named Liam. She enjoys the challenge he presents and the sex is outrageous...until she finds out who he really is.Allowing herself to love and be loved is more than Claire is ready for, but every time she pushes Liam away he pulls her right back in.At roughly 10,000 words, Push & Pull will seduce your mind and leave you panting for more.POWER PLAY, book 2 in the series will release March 8th.About the AuthorMaya Tayler is an American writer residing in Los Angeles, CA. She has been writing erotica as a hobby for many years but Push & Pull is her first published title. Maya enjoys craft beer, people watching, and surfing at six in the morning. While she currently holds a day job, writing is and always be in the forefront of her life. Find Maya on Twitter @OhMissMaya or her blog ohmissmaya.blogspot.com
From the dark corners of award-winning horror writer Rob Smales's twisted mind come thirteen tales of murder, terror, ghosts, and ghouls. A boy learns how to be a man in a post-apocalyptic world . . . An old man teaches his grandson to do the right thing, with terrifying results . . . A plane crash leaves a damaged man doing whatever he must to survive . . . This collection of the scary and sublime will burrow into the most disturbed part of your soul, leaving you wondering: what was that noise in the other room? Perhaps it was nothing. Or perhaps it was an echo of darkness. "The writing of Rob Smales hits you like a whip cracking against a spine. Your flesh tears with each whack, yet you keep asking for more, and no matter how bloody and painful the night becomes, you pray it never ends." ~ Max Booth III, author of HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY KIDNAP STRANGERS "Reading Rob Smales' collection ECHOES OF DARKNESS is a lot like munching on barbeque potato chips—once you've dived into the first story, it's almost impossible not to keep reading until the end. Smales has a refreshing, clean prose style that is accessible and engaging. In particular, I recommend this book to readers who are new to the genre as Smales comes up with some nifty and clever riffs on some traditional horror tropes." ~ Bram Stoker Award nominee Hal Bodner, author of THE TROUBLE WITH HAIRY and BITE CLUB
**About the Author
Rob Smales is the author of DEAD OF WINTER, which won the Superior Achievement in Dark Fiction Award from Firbolg Publishing’s Gothic Library in 2014. His short stories have been published in two dozen anthologies and magazines. His story “Photo Finish” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the Preditors & Editors’ Readers Choice Award for Best Horror Short Story of 2012. Most recently, his story “A Night at the Show” received an honorable mention on Ellen Datlow’s list of the Best Horror of 2014, and was also nominated as best short story by the eFestival of Words in 2015. More about his work can be found at RobSmales.com, thestoryside.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Robert.T.Smales.