Sidearm & Sorcery Volume One

Title: Sidearm & Sorcery Volume One
Short Story Title: Flight Response
Published by: Baby Katie Media
Release Date: December 2021
Authors: Jay Barnson, Bryce Beattie, Misha Burnett, Carlos Carrasco, JD Cowan, Michael DeCarolis, Dale W. Glaser, Jason J. McCuiston, Mark J. Schultis
Editors: Bryce Beattie
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In the modern world, paranormal dangers lurk all around. When there is no chosen one to be found, no altruistic half-vampire around, and no superheros flying overhead, it's up to average people to do the business of defeating evil. They have no powers, no prophecies, and all the odds are stacked against them.

In this short story collection, regular folk find themselves up against nightmare creatures, conniving warlocks, and all manner of supernatural dangers. All set in contemporary environments. Read these nine new tales of magic and adventure today.

This anthology contains the following stories:

Flight Response by Jay Barnson
An army helicopter pilot has a harrowing experience with a mind-controlling sorcerer in Vietnam. Several years later, the sorcerer has resurfaced, but will this wild chance at revenge end in tragedy?

Small Town Sorcery by Bryce Beattie
Supernatural terrors plague a child at night, and her father doesn't seem to be concerned. What nightmare is he trying to hide?

In The Forests Of The Night by Misha Burnett
Politics. Power always brought out the politicians, looking for an angle to drive in a wedge and gain some leverage. Magic was power, money was power, and this case was dripping with both. From the case files of Erik Rugar comes another tale of magic, mystery, and a detective who is always over his head.

La Bruja by Carlos Carrasco
A New Orleans Police Detective and an Exorcist join forces to rescue a young girl from the clutches of a demonic cult. The trail leads them into the bullet-riddled inner-city streets of the Big Easy where lives and souls are held cheap and rival gang-bangers wage a bloody race war.

Living Land by JD Cowan
After the show, a rockabilly drummer follows a girl who looks like she might be in trouble. The two are swept away into an unexplainable land, where existence turns in on itself.

Under a Mango Sun by Michael DeCarolis
An agent of Thailand's supernatural crime division must infiltrate Bangkok's seedy underbelly to get to the bottom of an enchanted animal smuggling ring, where she finds herself in over her head.

The Undying Past by Dale W. Glaser
A private investigator is coerced into tracking down the cause of a curse on an ancient manor. Will he find the answer before the curse claims his life?

Green Shadow by Jason J. McCuiston
Some New Age cults are fads. Some are nefarious. A rare few actually worship dark gods. When an Afghanistan vet is hired to bring back a runaway girl, he comes face-to-face with the latter.

Prey of the Hamadame by Mark J. Schultis
A mysterious beast is preying on factory workers. A pregnant woman's husband has disappeared. Can an outcast detective find him before it is too late?

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
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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

Beyond the Wail

Title: Beyond the Wail: 12 Grave Tales of Love and Loss
Short Story Title: Cold Spot
Published by: Xchyler Publishing
Release Date: October 2015
Authors: Jay Barnson, Julie Barnson, Amanda Banker, L K McIntosh, Sebastin Bendix, Tirzah Duncan, F M Longo, Alex McGilvery, Ginger C Mann, A F Stewart, T N Payne, Danielle E Shipley
Editors: J Aurel Guay
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OF MICE AND MONSTERS by Tirzah Duncan: Troubled by ghosts within and without, Benjamin struggles to become the man his girlfriend needs instead of the monster he is.

GO GENTLE by Julie Barnson: After the death of her boyfriend, a young musician uses her talents and a fabled violin to stop the fatal accidents at a dead man’s curve.

DEAD WATER by Amanda Banker: A stalled truck, an abandoned graveyard, and a town not found on any map take two brothers on a detour they’ll never forget.

COLD SPOT by Jay Barnson: When a laptop is stolen from their computer security company, two high school buddies go to extremes to investigate. But, will they manage to return?

THE WEEPING LADY by A. F. Stewart: Eva Douglas must face her mother issues, past and present, when the disappearance of her sister forces a confrontation with a terrifying ghost.

THE POLTERGEIST AND AUNT BETTY by Ginger C. Mann: Aunt Betty is eccentric, but how much is ghost, how much is medication, and how much is just plain crazy?

THE ‘GRIM’ REAPER by L. K. McIntosh: When a soul reaper loses the source of their power,
they must either find the witch who stole it or a new purpose for living.

SHRINE OF MIRRORS by F. M. Longo: A spy on a mission becomes a believer in the supernatural when the theft of three ancient relics threaten to bring down the empire.

DEAD MAN HOCKING by T.N. Payne: A world-weary zombie learns to beware what you wish for, and not all sure bets are worth the gamble.

ST. PETER’S FISH by Alex McGilvery: Sam is a walking disaster of biblical proportions, but how much is he willing to sacrifice to escape, and will the Powers That Be allow it?

THE DIORAMA by Sebastian Bendix: A play set turns life around for Martin Taper, but things take a turn for the worse when he neglects it and the lonely child obsessed with it.

DATE DUE by Danielle E. Shipley: A magic library’s guardian determines to protect her treasured books, whether their authors elect to do things the easy way . . . or the fatal one.