Thursday, February 05, 2009
It's that time again. The time when I have accumulated enough short stories to offer another collection for giveaway! This collection includes: Crime Spells Sixteen original stories about magic-fueled crimes and those who investigate them When magic is used for criminal purposes, all sorts of ethical and logistical questions arise beyond the realm of everyday law and order. Now, sixteen top tale-tellers offer fascinating new stories of those who commit magic crimes, those who investigate them, and those who prosecute them. From a young woman who uses out-of-body excursions to research paranormal crimes to a bookie who’s been paying for hex protection against magical interference to an artist who does divination through his sketched visions which may lead to a murderer’s undoing, here are powerful tales of magical crimes and punishments. Catopolis Seventeen original stories about the “city of cats” Set in a world that exists on the same plane as humans, yet is hidden from us, Catopolis introduces readers to an assortment of cats, ranging from a feline Seer who must take destiny into her own paws to defeat a dictatorial tomcat thug...to a black cat who can call upon the powers of the “big cats” to wage a war against evil...to a cat who would be king...to the ins and outs of cat politics and the perils of using mice as ballots...to a cat burglar looking for a musical treasure for his “boss.” and Unusual Suspects All-new from the top names in mystery and fantasy— including a never-before published Sookie Stackhouse story from Charlaine Harris! This follow-up to Powers of Detection showcases bestselling and award-winning names from Simon Green to Laurie King to Sharon Shinn—with original stories featuring otherworldly investigators trailing uncanny criminals across fantastical realms. From video game characters seeking civil rights and a cave dragon loan shark pondering an investment, to Santa Claus’s Australian vacation and an enemy of Sam Spade’s out for revenge—plus visits to the Nightside and Sookie Stackhouse’s hometown— these stories will take readers around the world on a magical mystery tour. If this looks like your kind of collection, then either comment here or email me at sqt1969(at)gmail(dot)com under the header "Short 5" to enter and I will randomly pick a winner by Friday February 20th. Please make sure I can reach you easily. If I cannot reach a winner within 48 hours I will pass the books onto another entrant. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Open in the U.S. only. Good luck!