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Apocalypse-definition: the complete final destruction of the world, especially as described from the Book of Revelation in The Bible; an event involving destruction or damage on an awesome or catastrophic level. Eighteen bestselling and award-winning authors have contributed their visions of the apocalypse. Classic sci-fi writer William F. Nolan adds to his canon with a tale from his futuristic Logan’s Run series. Creator of the popular Repairman Jack series, F. Paul Wilson presents his vision of a world where vampires have become the ruling race. Bestselling author Heather Graham serves up her apocalyptic nightmare. Horror master Tim Waggoner terrifies with a tale of the World After. Master writer, screenwriter, and creator of classic video games Matthew Costello offers up a post-apocalyptic tale of terror, cannibalism, and a vacation gone so wrong. Icon of classic science fiction and fantasy, Ron Goulart, spins a tale of futuristic famine and desperation. Also new stories from the new breed of award-winning authors including: Jason V Brock, Lisa Mannetti, Patrick Freivald, Lee Lawless, Tori Eldridge, and Brendan Deneen. Is this the end of times? You decide.

13Thirty Books asked twenty-six authors to agree to write stories based on the Tarot, with the cards determining which stories the authors would write. Over the course of several months we reached out to some of the best genre authors and proposed our idea. Once we had our authors, we took a tarot deck and a list of all twenty-six names. We would read the author’s name, shuffle the deck, and draw a card. That tarot card and its traits were all the authors had to go on. The card was removed, the deck was reshuffled, and the next name was read off.

 

This anthology contains twenty-six stories based on the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana and the four cards of the Minor Arcana. Award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors combine their talents to deal out twenty-six dark tales influenced by the Tarot. Additional Authors: Aidan Russell Linda J. Parisi Crystal Perkins Jason Pozzessere With bonus stories by Jayne Belmont and Janice M. Jones

Twenty-Two Tales of Christmas Terror ranging from ancient Iceland to modern-day Iraq by New York Times Bestselling and award-winning authors, including: a new ghost story by Heather Graham, a Repairman Jack Christmas adventure by F. Paul Wilson, a spine tingling tale by master of horror Thomas F. Monteleone, and a special tale of Christmas wonder by Jon Land. In a unique experience—a story within a story—you will follow along when the MacDonald family discovers an unidentified present under their Christmas tree. Who gave it to them? Where did it come from? No one seems to know. And when they open the mysterious gift, it sets them on a course to a Christmas of terror they could never have expected.

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Some say death is the end, the ultimate finality. Others believe there is more. That Death Begets. Herein are tales of life, death, and the horror of what comes after. Do you have what it takes to look beyond the now, and peer into the darkness? Hop on the rollercoaster of evil with these five tales.

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What Do you Fear? What is the one thing that causes you to break out in a cold sweat? What is the one thing that tortures your mind and freezes the blood in your veins? Fear of death, clowns, bats, mirrors, being buried alive, being tied up? These and many other phobias are addressed in nineteen tales of psychological horror by some of the top New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, as well as new and upcoming talented writers. Come join authors F. Paul Wilson, Heather Graham, Thomas Monteleone and their fellow writers into a journey of the mind and the terrors that await within: Never Fear-Phobias

Late one evening, Alex Whittemore awoke to discover his ability to control Light. Kidnapped and forced into servitude with the NighGuard, protectors of the Royals and keepers of the Light, he befriends Daamen, NighGuard Overseer, who helps him develop his true potential. Venture into the City of Lunai, home to the Royal Family and training center to the NighGuard; a place where peace has been the way of the land since the Light Wars several hundred years ago. But all that is about to change as a resurgence of darkness threatens to destroy their very existence. Will the NighGuard be able to protect them or will they perish along with their peaceful way of life?

The Excelsior Hotel and Casino. Built in Las Vegas in 1960 by mobster Louis “The Lip” LaFica. For decades the towering hotel has been the subject of incredible stories and rumors that have kept it in the public eye the world around. Why have so many lovers been mysteriously, magically, magnetically drawn to this magnificent edifice? And why now have so many bestselling authors at last come together to reveal the adventures of these lovers who have stayed at the glorious Excelsior?

Closeted gay teenager, Chase Nelson, is the victim of relentless bullying. Today, the bullying went too far when high school jock, Kyle Worthington, assaulted Chase. What happens next is nothing short of tragic and will leave your heart racing and filled with grief. I wrote this story with a hope that people, less exposed to the hate and violence that plagues the LGBT community, will realize what kind of hatred exists, and that it needs to stop! We are all people. We all face the struggles of life. My dream is that we all face it together, united as one.

58 people killed. 500+ people injured. Hundreds of first responders and civilians protecting and saving countless lives. Thousands of Las Vegas residents coming together to help. 19 stories about the city we love. October 1, 2017. It’s a day the world will never forget, and the people of Las Vegas will always remember.

 

One man committed an act of domestic terrorism on a crowd of unsuspecting concert attendees and changed this city forever. In the days that followed, a city that was bruised and battered proved just how strong it truly is. Blood banks had lines that never ended. Food was delivered to police stations, fire stations, and community centers. Massages were donated to therapists helping everyone who needed someone to talk to. Vegas Strong was on buildings, signs, and t-shirts all over a city that came together in unexpected and beautiful ways.

 

During those first few days, two authors had a late-night talk about what they could do to help, and this anthology was born. Authors who live in Las Vegas, or grew up here, were asked to write about their favorite places in Vegas or just Vegas itself. These are their Fiction and Non-Fiction stories. We hope you enjoy them and never forget that one person can make a difference or that love will always win against hate.

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Some say death is the end, the ultimate finality. Others believe there is more. That Death Begets. Herein are tales of life, death, and the horror of what comes after. Do you have what it takes to look beyond the now, and peer into the darkness? Hop on the rollercoaster of evil with these five tales.

 

Laurel Mountain – Frank Daggets is a simple plumber living a simple life. His only problem is his irrational fear of asylums. When the crappers stop-up at Laurel Mountain Sanitarium, Frank has to plunge into his fear head-on.

 

Bellum Sacrum – Wil Wheaton always said, “Don’t be a dick.” Have you ever seen what happens when the victim has had enough? When Mark finally loses control, his soul is in jeopardy.

 

The Storm – 1992. Hurricane Andrew is rushing for the Florida coast. The Hampton kids are home alone and their mom should have been home by now. The local church is offering its use for shelter but not for the reason you think…

 

The Perfect Present – Christmas is a time for love and gifts. When Darren gets his gifts from mom, it pushes him over the edge. Let the slay ride begin!

 

I Was a Legend – Rock’s hottest new band, Raging Wrath hits Las Vegas the party is on. When lead singer Tyler needs a break from the madness he stumbles upon a fortune teller, all his dreams come true.

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