Blood Creek Phantom

Title: Blood Creek Phantom
Series: Blood Creek Saga #3
Published by: Immortal Works
Release Date: April 2020
Authors: Jay Barnson
Genre: ,
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Two armies—one living, one dead—march for the Crossroads. The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance.

Ghostly dead are rising in Maple Bend, and Sean Williams is witness to it all. Fighting to save Maple Bend becomes complicated when the vengeful spirit of a serial killer sets his focus on Sean. If he is going to succeed, Sean must put the dead to rest—but doing so may cost him the girl of his haunting dreams.

Living "round the bend" in self-imposed exile, Jenny Morgan still doesn't have the experience she needs to fight against the Man in the White Suit. But his daunting army approaches, ready to crush the protectors of the Crossroads. Will Jenny's powers be the last line of defense against the darkness, or the key to its victory?

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Blood Creek Devil

Title: Blood Creek Devil
Series: Blood Creek Saga #4
Published by: Immortal Works
Release Date: April 2021
Authors: Jay Barnson
Genre: ,
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A centuries-old plan. A final battle. The fate of the Crossroads will be decided.

Jenny, Jack, Sean, and Jessabelle have battled for too long on both sides of the Crossroads. Their seemingly invincible enemy, The Man in the White Suit, will stop at nothing until he dominates both Earth and Around the Bend. But when Jenny and her companions delve into ancient mysteries, they discover secrets lost to the Wardens. If they are to defeat the dangerous Coven, they'll have to travel to the brutal void between worlds.

But the void demands unimaginable sacrifices.

The final battle against the Man in the White Suit and his forces is joined in Blood Creek Devil, the fourth and final chapter of the Blood Creek saga.

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Haunted Yuletide

Title: Haunted Yuletide
Published by: Immortal Works
Release Date: December 2020
Authors: Misha Burnett, David J. West, Lauren Stokeld, Amy Beatty, Sarah E. Seeley, L'ren Beck, Robin Cranney, Staci Olsen, Scott William Taylor, Donea Lee Weaver, John M. Olsen, James T. Lambert, Jodi Lynne Chase, Mark Minson, Allan Evans
Editors: Jay Barnson, Julie Barnson
Genre: ,
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The “Holiday Spirit” just got terrifying.

As the year comes to its end and the frigid night hours reach their peak, the old tradition of winter ghost tales makes its return. Christmas ghosts, Solstice spirits, New Year’s phantoms, and even armies of killer snowmen haunt the pages of these stories of the supernatural.

A Cup of Kindness by Misha Burnett
Stranger Come Knocking by David J. West
Don’t Disturb the Carollers by Lauren Stokeld
Echoes at Midnight by Amy Beatty
Te Amo, Mamita by Sarah E. Seeley
A Solstice Scare by Robin Cranney
Silent Night by Allan Evans
Love Me, I Pray by Staci Olsen
Angel in the Attic by Donea Lee Weaver
Ghost Train by John M. Olsen
‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas by James T. Lambert
The Ghost of Christmas Lost by L’ren Beck
Solstice Fire by Jodi Lynne Chase
All Through the House by Scott William Taylor
A Bloody Merry Christmas by Mark Minson

Of Fae and Fate

Title: Of Fae and Fate: Lesser-Known Fairy Tales, Retold
Short Story Title: Sop Paw
Published by: Immortal Works
Release Date: October 2019
Authors: Jay Barnson, John M Olsen, Amy Beatty, Rachel Huffmire, Sierra Wilson, W J Hayes
Editors: Beth Buck
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“Consider, amigo mío, that all stories begin with some grain of truth.”
“They’re no ordinary horses. They’re kelpies.”
“A strong arm wrapped around her waist and pulled her over the rail of the deck.”
“Cleanse the house on Blaubart Street.”

Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty aren’t the only fairy tales in the world, but they tend to steal most of the glory. It’s time to let others shine for a change. Sixteen talented authors each put their own spin on different fairy tales that you won’t find in animated films.

Trade your pining fair-haired princesses for fire fairies, conquistadors, plucky young men named Jack, and a fisherman’s daughter. You won’t see too many castles, but you’ll visit a haunted house, a mill, and a Russian bathhouse. This book also features not-so-wicked stepmothers, a hungry jackal, a black cat with a mysterious secret, and a ship full of pirates.
Move over, Cinderella. Make room for Mercedes.

Sop Paw: Jack goes to work for a miller, and finds himself besieged by mysterious, evil cats.

Cirsova Summer 2020

Title: Cirsova Summer 2020
Short Story Title: Bad Luck Charm
Series: Cirsova #3
Release Date: August 2020
Authors: Jay Barnson, Liviu Surugiu, Caroline Furlong, Brian M Milton, Dan Wolfgang, William Huggins, Darren Goossens
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Battle Beyond the Continuum
Rex Funnel and Paul Aglet have travelled across time and space, testing their new continuon flux drive—and found themselves in the midst of a planetary conflict!

The Meeting
[translation by RALUCA BALASA]
Two star-crossed lovers, doomed by their strange malady to never meet, must share their thoughts and feelings by the letters they hide within their asylum chambers!

Short Stories

Ascension Star
Free trader Remi Gavilan’s world is turned upside down when he crosses paths with a pleasure girl…the same day the Jinlintan royal family is systematically murdered!

Why Did You Leave Your Last Employer?
George may have found his dream job—keeping bees for the eccentric Dr. Rotstein! But what is the aim of the doctor’s experiments? Why does the honey taste strange?!

A Judgment of Lestrel
Penne has spent his Re-Gen-enhanced lives going on one bender after another—his last chance to break the cycle may be the incomparable world of Lestrel!

Henry and the Prince of Cats
A strange incident has left his master dead! With his newfound intelligence, Henry, a Scottish Terrier, sets out to solve the mystery of what happened to all the humans!

Bad Luck Charm
Larry Colton has had quite the run of luck! He’s got a good job and a new girlfriend he thinks is out of his league…Things are great, aside from a few strange nightmares!

Death’s Shadow
Iraq War vet Matt Barnaby has been blessed—and cursed—by the ability to see the shadow of death, hanging about the auras of those around him!

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Cirsova Spring 2017

Title: Cirsova Spring 2017
Short Story Title: The Queen of Shadows
Series: Cirsova #2
Release Date: March 2017
Authors: Jay Barnson, Adrian Cole, Lynn Rushlau, S H Mansouri, Briak K Lowe, Misha Burnett, Michael Tierney, Louise Sorensen, James Hutchings, Schuyler Hernstrom
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Spring 2017 special Eldritch Earth issue.
Burroughsian adventure on a prehistoric Lovecraftian Earth.


  • The First American, by Schuyler Hernstrom

Short Stories

  • War of the Ruby/Shapes In the Fog, by Brian K. Lowe
  • Darla of Deodanth, by Louise Sorensen
  • In the Gloaming O My Darling, by Misha Burnett
  • The Queen of Shadows, by Jay Barnson
  • Beyond the Great Divide, by S.H. Mansouri
  • Through the Star-Thorn Maze, by Lynn Rushlau
  • The Bears of 1812, by Michael Tierney
  • A Killing in Karkesh, by Adrian Cole


  • My Name is John Carter (Pt. 4), by James Hutchings

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Cirsova Winter 2016

Title: Cirsova Winter 2016
Short Story Title: The Priests of Shalaz
Series: Cirsova #1
Release Date: November 2016
Authors: Jay Barnson, Rob Lang, Joyce Frohn, Liana Kerzner, S H Mansouri, Christine Lucas, James Hutchings, Jeffrey Scott Sims, Edward M Erdelac, Donald Jacob Uitvlugt, Lynn Rushlau, Jennifer Povey, Sean Monaghan, Preston Dennett, Howie K Bentley, Edward McDermott, Eugene L Morgulis, Harold R Thompson, Liana Kerzner
ISBN13: 978-1535406086
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The Double-Stuffed Winter Issue of Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, featuring:


  • The Vault of Phalos, by Jeffery Scott Sims
  • Shadow Visions, by Preston Dennett

Short Stories

  • The Lady of the Amorous City, by Edward M. Erdelac
  • A Suit of Haidrah Skin, by Rob Lang
  • ...Where There Is No Sanctuary, by Howie K. Bentley
  • The Last Dues Owed, by Christine Lucas
  • The Witch of Elrica, by Jennifer Povey
  • The Bubbcat, by Sean Monaghan
  • Wall Wardens, by Lynn Rushlau
  • Lost Men, by Eugene Morgulis
  • The Unfolding of the World, by Harold R. Thompson
  • The Sands of Rubal-Khali, by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
  • The Priests of Shalaz, by Jay Barnson
  • Dust of Truth, by Joyce Frohn
  • The Ride, by Edward McDermott
  • My Name is John Carter (Pt.3), by James Hutchings
  • The Phantom Sands of Calavass, by S.H. Mansouri


  • The Feminine Force Awakens, by Liana Kerzner

The Priests of Shalaz: The Royal Navy discovers an island with a portal to seemingly primitive world, underestimating the forces that watch over the portal.

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Storyhack Issue 3

Title: Storyhack Issue 3
Short Story Title: Shoot First
Published by: Baby Katie Media
Release Date: October 2018
Authors: Jay Barnson, Paul R. McNamee, Luke Foster, JD Cowan, Joanna Maciejewska, Jason J. McCuiston, Aaron Zimmerman, Jon Mollison
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  • Claws of the Puma by Paul R. McNamee - In the rainforests of Brazil, poaching loggers and traditional rubber tree tappers are at war. Journalist Sarah Stoughton gets more than she bargained for when she is caught up in the violence, and comes face to face with the legendary man of the jungle, the Puma.
  • Shoot First by Jay Barnson - Flint and another agent are assigned to confiscate a dangerous cursed magical artifact from a street gang, only to find that the entire operation was a set-up by a local crime boss and an analyst from within the Order.
  • Inside the Demon's Eye by JD Cowan - A young adventurer searches the Black Lands for a lifesaving treasure. He may not get the chance to find it, as he is being stalked by a malevolent force.
  • Get to the River by Luke Foster - A park ranger plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with a gang of killers on the scorching hot floor of the Grand Canyon in July.
  • Scourges, Spells, and Serenades by Joanna Maciejewska - An archanist must work alongside a high mage to find her missing cousin. The trail leads them to the arena of a secret demon cult, where their skill will be put to a deadly test.
  • Showdown at Stone Ridge by Jason J. McCuiston -
  • by - A military deserter is spared the noose if he will travel to the mining town of Stone Ridge and stop the desperados. What he finds in Stone Ridge is not bandits, but a land baron with an army, led by a Djinn. How can he possibly stand against such paramilitary might and magic?
  • Master of Thieves by Aaron Zimmerman - For years Alex has admiringly followed the exploits of the two greatest thieves of her generation. Tonight, she wants to settle the question once and for all: who is the greatest thief of all?
  • The Dealer's Tale by Jon Mollison - A pregnant blackjack dealer walks a deadly line as she prepares to betray her mafia-owned boss to the feds.

Terra Mechanica

Title: Terra Mechanica: A Steampunk Anthology
Short Story Title: Dots, Dashes, and Deceit
Published by: Xchyler Publishing
Release Date: May 2014
Authors: Jay Barnson, Michael Cross, TC Phillips, Pete Ford, J R Potter,C R Simper, S D Simper, Scott E Tarbet, Rie Sheridan Rose
Editors: Terri Wagner
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In an alternative past with an unrealized future, trek around the world and beyond in nine separate adventures, in the ships locomotives, and flying machines that power the Steampunk universe.

DOTS, DASHES, AND DECEIT by Jay Barnson: A telegraph operator finds herself displaced by advancing technology but discovers a genius inventor and a young savant with secrets too dangerous to ignore.

THE PROMISE by Michael Cross: In a world ravaged by the unspeakable horrors of war, one soldier moves heaven and earth to keep a promise to his son, and alters the lives of every stranger who helps him along the way.

THE VOYAGE OF VALERIE MCGRATH by Pete Ford: Sent on a desperate mission only she can fulfill, a dedicated researcher discovers the war her government wages against its own people, and the planet they rely upon for survival.

RIPPER BOUND by TC Phillips: With nothing but a brain implant and the force of his will, a talented bounty hunter returns far-flung criminals to justice, but what price will the technology ultimately demand of him?

DR. PAX’S GREAT UNSINKABLE BIRD by J.R. Potter: When a brilliant scientist falls prey to sky pirates who are after his flying machine, he must rely on his greatest achievement: a teenage girl whom he rescued from certain death.

SEVEN-YEAR ITCH by Rie Sheridan Rose: Toby Kincaid knew his clothes would grow filthy when he made a deal with the Devil, but he didn’t count on the wear to his spirit. He may win the wager but still lose his soul.

THE JOURNEY OF INSPECTOR ROUX by C. R. Simper: A legendary investigator goes down in flames and believes his life is over, until an eager young recruit drags him around the world in pursuit of a kidnapper.

PRIORITY PASSAGE by S. D. Simper: Marina will not allow the death of her father stand in the way of their dreams, but when her airship is boarded by sky pirates, she must decide what she values most: Nikita’s inventions or his daughter.

GANESH by Scott E. Tarbet: A farm boy abducted by a traveling-show huckster finds his calling as an airship pilot, never suspecting the transformative adventure awaiting him halfway around the world. An A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk expansion.

Storyhack Issue 0

Title: Storyhack Issue 0
Short Story Title: Dead Last
Published by: Baby Katie Media
Release Date: May 2017
Authors: Jay Barnson, Steve Dubois, David Boop, Alexandru Constantin, Julie Frost, David J. West, Jon Mollison, Keith West, Shannon Connor Winward
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“A Tiger in the Garden” by Alexandru Constantin- A disgraced and exiled noble, stripped of his status, spends his days drinking and whoring in the exotic jungle colonies. When pressed to pay his debts he gets entangled in a deadly plot involving deceit, murder, and the dark magic of the deep jungle.

“The Monster Without” by Julie Frost- A werewolf private eye with serious save-the-damsel issues is on the hunt for the killer of a teenage girl. When a woman hires him to protect her from her abusive boyfriend, the cases collide in a way that may cost him his sanity-if not his life.

“Hal Turk and the Lost City of the Maya” by David Boop- A Texan bounty hunter has chased a criminal through Mexico and into Guatemala. Can he survive when he and his quarry fall captive to a bloodthirsty, long-forgotton ancient civilization?

“King of Spades” by David J. West - What happens when the dead come back to haunt us? General Joab has to find a way to free his king from the rising specter of a long thought dead Goliath.

“Desert Hunt” by Jon Mollison - The first steps in Karl Barber’s hunt for the leaders of a human trafficking ring land him in the ancient city of Cairo. His investigation takes an unexpected turn when the fate of a single girl compels him to strike before he’s ready.

“The Chronicle of the Dark Nimbus” by Keith West -
A cursed prince, is living in exile with his squire until the curse can be broken. They have been sent by their royal sorcerer to protect a thaumaturgist from assassination.

“Menagerie” by Steve Dubois - In the Victorian era, a teenage countess and her motley band encounter a plot to restore the Confederate States of America.

“Daughter of Heaven” by Shannon Connor Winward- A dealer of ancient artifacts flies to Mars to identify a particularly interesting piece. Can he survive when he triggers the fulfillment of a world-destroying prophecy?

“Dead Last” by Jay Barnson - A junior-level agent for a modern-day magical cabal on embarks on his first field assignment. When a necromancer turns his contacts into gun-toting zombies, he must use every bit of his wits, talents, and sometimes inappropriate sense of humor to survive.