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About Charity Tahmaseb
Charity Tahmaseb has slung corn on the cob for Green Giant and jumped out of airplanes (but not at the same time).
She spent twelve years as a Girl Scout and six in the Army; that she wore a green uniform for both may not be a coincidence. These days, she writes fiction (long and short) and works as a technical writer for a software company in St. Paul.
Her novel, The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading (written with co-author Darcy Vance), is a YALSA 2012 Popular Paperback pick in the Get Your Geek On category.
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Inside you will find a zombear, tweeting aliens, down-on-their-luck vampires, time twisting belly dancers, moon Nazis, stoned computers, omnivorous sex-maniac pandas, and a spell-casting Albert Einstein.
WARNING: Some stories contain R-rated content and are inappropriate for minors, nuns, and anyone who lacks a sense of humor.
Includes the following stories:
“El and Al vs. Himmler’s Horrendous Horde from Hell” by Mike Resnick
“The Alchemist’s Children” by Nathaniel Lee
“Moon Landing” by Lavie Tidhar
“Fight Finale from the Near Future” by James Beamon
“Love Thy Neighbors” by Ken Liu
“The Alien Invasion As Seen In The Twitter Stream of @dweebless” by Jake Kerr
“Dreaming Harry” by Stephanie Burgis
“The Last Dragon Slayer” by Chuck Rothman
“The Real Thing” by Don Sakers
“2001 Revisited via 1969″ by Bruce Golden
“The Working Stiff” by Matt Mikalatos
“Temporal Shimmies” by Jennifer Pelland
“One-Hand Tantra” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Of Mat and Math” by Anatoly Belilovsky
“Timber!” by Scott Almes
“Go Karts of the Gods” by Michael Kurland
“No Silver Lining” by Zach Shephard
“If You Act Now” by Sergey Lukyanenko
“My Kingdom for a Horse” by Stephen D. Rogers
“First Date” by Jamie Lackey
“All I Want for Christmas” by Siobhan Gallagher
“Venus of Willendorf” by Deborah Walker
“An Unchanted Sword” by Jeff Stehman
“The Day They Repossessed my Zombies” by K.G. Jewell
“The Fifty One Suitors of Princess Jamatpie” by Leah Cypess
“The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty” by Charity Tahmaseb
“The Velveteen Golem” by David Sklar
“The Worm’s Eye View” by Jody Lynn Nye
“Cake from Mars” by Marko Kloos
In this volume of the acclaimed ‘Future Chronicles’ anthology series, eleven authors weave stories around such entities – both fantastical and technological – exploring our fascination with the shapeshifter.
“The Shapeshifter Chronicles” features stories by Hugo and Nebula Award winner Ken Liu, Aurora Award winner Julie E. Czerneda, USA Today bestselling authors Anthea Sharp and Alexia Purdy, plus seven more of today's most visionary authors in fantasy and speculative fiction.
"The best place to discover new SF authors, I think, is any of the anthologies coming from Samuel Peralta"
-- Hugh Howey, NY Times bestselling author of Wool
Created by award-winning author Samuel Peralta, and edited by some of the most-respected editors in the genre, The Future Chronicles is the #1 bestselling anthology series that brings together work from visionary new voices and from the grandmasters of modern speculative fiction.
Its unique take on major science fiction and fantasy themes - A.I., aliens, time travel, robots, dragons, telepaths, zombies, immortality, galactic battles, cyborgs, doomsday - has made it one of the most acclaimed anthology series of the digital era.
Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. But after her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same.
From a beguiling and charismatic ghost whisperer to her new partner's ghost swallowing brother and even a (short) stint behind bars, Katy navigates her new reality, uncertain her skills are equal to the tasks at hand. But are these things mere distractions--or do they hide something darker, far more sinister, something that has a long-held vendetta against Katy?
To survive, Katy must uncover an ancient secret. She must brew her very best Kona blend. She will need to rely on unexpected and unpredictable allies.
To survive, she will need to trust what's in her heart.
Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over five episodes. This series bundle contains all five episodes.
Episode 1: Ghost in the Coffee Machine
Episode 2: Giving Up the Ghosts
Episode 3: The Ghost Whisperer
Episode 4: Gone Ghost
Episode 5: Must Love Ghosts
When Katy and Malcolm discover a secret stash of Springside ghosts, they can’t tell if they’re on a rescue mission, walking into a trap—or dealing with something far more sinister.
But the simple act of freeing the ghosts sets the past on a collision course with the present.
Katy has always known the past can haunt. Usually, that’s something she can fix with freshly brewed coffee and some Tupperware.
This time, old enemies lurk in the shadows, pulling strings and weaving inescapable webs.
When she falls in, survival may be impossible. But to escape, Katy must navigate threads from the past, deal with capricious spirits, dubious allies, and ruthless adversaries.
And if she fails?
No one she loves will have a future.
Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over multiple episodes.This series bundle contains all three novella-length episodes of Season Four:
Episode 1: The Ghosts You Left Behind
Episode 2: Misty Sandborne and the Vampire Husband
Episode 3: The Necromancer’s Nephew
Reluctant necromancer Katy Lindstrom is worried about mixing business with pleasure. All she wants is a few hours alone with her more-than-a-business partner Malcolm Armand. Before they can sort through their feelings over a cup of Kona blend, another necromancer lands on Katy’s doorstep.
He brings with him tales of old betrayals and fresh lies. But a bigger danger lurks in Springside—a powerful ghost sent to destroy Malcolm’s brother. This is just the start. After Katy uncovers long-held family secrets, she finds herself entangled in past and present—and on a mission to find the truth.
To unravel the mystery that links her family with Malcolm’s, she’ll need to bargain with a powerful entity and face retribution from the necromancer community.
Where Katy must go, Malcolm can’t follow. This time around, she’ll need to make the ultimate sacrifice. This time, to save Malcolm, Springside, and everything she loves, Katy will need to give them up forever.
This series bundle contains all three episodes from Season Three of Coffee and Ghosts.
- Episode 1: Ghosts and Consequences
- Episode 2: A Few Good Ghosts
- Episode 3: Nothing but the Ghosts
When Christmas brings both strangers and ghosts of the past to Springside, ghost-catcher and expert coffee-brewer Katy Lindstrom fears her new business, new relationship, and quiet hometown will never be the same.
The ghost of a jealous dead husband. A sexy siren of a spirit who has a claim on Malcolm. It will take more than some excellent Kona blend to permanently rid Springside of both the unwanted ghosts and the necromancers who brought them to town.
But Katy harbors a secret, the sort more than one necromancer is willing to kill for, and this time, the stakes are higher than she ever imagined. This time, to keep Malcolm, Springside, and even the world safe, Katy must do the one thing she vowed never to do.
And once she does, there’s no turning back.
Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over multiple episodes. This series bundle contains all three novella-length episodes of Season Two:
- Episode 1: Ghosts of Christmas Past
- Episode 2: The Ghost That Got Away
- Episode 3: The Wedding Ghost
DEEP MAGIC is a bi-monthly electronic magazine that publishes clean short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genres (epic, paranormal, steampunk, etc). Our issues are also filled with author interviews, art features, book reviews and tips for writers.
This month, we feature an exclusive interview with Rysa Walker on her first graphic novel based on her bestselling series time-travel series, The Chronos Files. We also share some sage advice on worldbuilding from USA Today bestselling author Shannon Mayer and share the writing journey of one of our authors from last month, Steve Yeager, who didn't start writing until after age 40. We also include short stories from fantasy legend Eldon Thompson ("Thorns"), John D Brown ("From the Clay of his Heart"), and a sci-fi story from Eleanor Wood ("Her Glimmering Facade"). We also feature stories this month by Stephen S Power ("Catskill Dragon"), Charity Tahmaseb's fairy tale twist ("Gretel and Hansel"), and Beth Powers ("Claimed By The Sea"). And along with an interview of our amazing cover artist, we'll also be publishing an extended sample of Josi Russell's excellent sci-fi novel ("Caretaker"). Once you've read it, you'll want to purchase the rest on Amazon.
Gordon Bakersfield: Gordon—Sadie’s ninth grade epic crush—has plenty of time and knows where to get more. He knows someone has been stealing Sadie’s time. And while he’s not sure how to make it stop, he’s hoping to try. But can Sadie trust him?
Only time will tell.
This young adult paranormal novelette is approximately 8,000 words long (~35 pages).
When self-proclaimed geek girl Bethany Reynolds becomes the newest member of the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there's one thing worse than blending into the lockers: getting noticed. Who knew cheerleading was so hard? Well, at least there's a manual, The Prairie Stone High Varsity Cheerleading Guide. Too bad it doesn't cover any of the really tough questions. Like:
- How do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt?
- What do you do when the head cheerleader spills her beer on you at your first in-crowd party?
- And how do you protect your best friend from the biggest player in the senior class?
to document its end the best way we know
and if that means a second by second update
of the world going up in flames, or down in rain, or crushed under the feet of invading monsters
so be it."
-- Shivangi Narain
No one understands an apocalypse like the people who have experienced it. Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-three tales of people who have seen the world end. These accounts range from irreverent to surreal to heartbreaking. Zombies share space with global wars, superviruses, canned peaches, and the death of the sun.
Included in this collection are Rhoads Brazos, Samantha Bryant, Garrett Croker, Nathan Crowder, Matthew R. Davis, Kate Elizabeth, Mathew Allan Garcia, Sylvia Heike, B. T. Joy, Herb N. Legend, Samuel Marzioli, Mary Mascari, Nick Nafpliotis, Shivangi Narain, Brandon Nolta, Alexis J. Reed, Natalie Satakovski, J. C. Stearns, Charity Tahmaseb, Nicole Tanquary, Kristopher Triana, Dusty Wallace, MJ Wesolowski, and Caroline M. Yoachim. Includes art by Errow Collins, Amanda Jones, Shannon Legler, and Luke Spooner.
Stung by an epic betrayal, Camy Cavanaugh relies on the sure things: her best friend, her job as peer tutor, and her safe spot on the sidelines of life. But when she hacks into a secret, trash-talking website, it ignites a war between the sexes that won't end until the whole school is turned upside down--and Camy's world is turned inside out.
Now the hottest girls in school refuse to date the A-List boys. But with the Homecoming dance looming, everyone from the queen bee to the girl "most likely to" pushes Camy to hook them up with guys from the nerd herd.
And then there's quarterback, A-lister--and former crush--Gavin Madison. He hasn't spoken to Camy in three years ... but he's talking now, begging her to pair the guys on the football team with girls from the Honor Roll.
It's a contest of wills and everything is on the line--even Camy's heart. Will she retreat to the sidelines, or will she find the courage to get back in the game?
This contemporary young adult novel won the 2016 International Digital Awards, in the Young Adult Novel category. Read on for a tech-savvy twist to Lysistrata.
Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. After her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same.
She's right. Malcolm changes everything.
When Christmas brings both strangers and ghosts of the past to Springside, Katy fears her new business, new relationship, and quiet hometown will never be the same.
She’s right, again.
Once she uncovers long-held family secrets, Katy finds herself entangled in past and present—and on a mission to find the truth. To unravel the mystery that links her family with Malcolm’s, she’ll need to bargain with a powerful entity and face retribution from the necromancer community.
Where Katy must go, Malcolm can’t follow. She’ll need to make the ultimate sacrifice. To save Malcolm, Springside, and everything she loves, Katy will need to give them up forever.
Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance told in a series of novellas. The Complete Coffee and Ghosts contains the first three books in the series and is perfect if you like quirky stories that are a little bit scary, a little bit romantic, and a whole lot of fun.