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About Matt Spencer
Matt Spencer is the author of five novels, two collections, and numerous novellas and short stories. He’s been a journalist, New Orleans restaurant cook, factory worker, radio DJ, and a no-good ramblin’ bum. He’s also a song lyricist, playwright, actor, and martial artist. He lives in Vermont with his girlfriend and two cats. Check him out online at http://mattspencerauthor.wordpress.com, on Twitter at @MattSpencerFSFH, and on Facebook at Books by Matt Spencer.
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Stories of the vengeful ghosts, psychotic vagrants, zombie dogs, junkies, musicians, traumatized Veterans, road-tripping vampires, church socials that go demonically wrong, and shady antiques dealers, all of whom haunt the backroads and small towns of Vermont.
Stories of ruthless men and women who live and die by the sword, driven by untamed, primordial passions, hacking out their survival in ancient, devil-haunted realms.
Welcome to Story Time With Crazy Uncle Matt. Don't get lost, unless that's what you came here to do.
Melkart the Castaway
By MARK MELLON
When a powerful triton destroys his ship, the Phoenician giant Melkart washes up on a foreign shore-and is rudely welcomed by a tyrant who would enslave him!
Its Own Reward
By ROB FRANCIS
A pair of bounty hunters happen upon a large promissory note on their latest mark...enough to retire! But will the money prove more trouble than it's worth!?
The White Giant's Map
By RICHARD RUBIN
A fierce battle has annihilated the allies Fletcher has made on the alien world he now calls home! But a dying foe offers him a boon-a map to fabulous treasure!
The Chamber of Worms
By MATTHEW X. GOMEZ
Heinrick and Viona have been hired by a noble to retrieve a family heirloom from an abandoned manor house-but there's more to this job than meets the eye!
After the House of the Laughing God
By MICHAEL RAY
A gig to "rescue" a young magic user proves exceptionally fruitful for a merc who is up to his eyes in gambling debts! But will his success pay dividends or bring death?!
The Way He Should Go
By JOSHUA M. YOUNG
Rostam has spent many years studying under the monks of Uqbar and wandering the ruined world, but nothing could prepare him for discovering a precursor child!
Tilting the Wick
By J. COMER
Mankind's lost colony of Pendleton's World has been wracked by religious war-but a new discovery may either fan the flames of conflict or bring about a new era!
Slave or Die
By BENJAMIN COOPER
Convicted of a crime he has no memory of, prisoner T196-A3 has been sentenced to solitary labor on an automated penal installation where he must work or starve!
He Who Rides on the Clouds
By TREVOR R. DENNING
A cult has resurrected the worship of an ancient evil earth god! Can retired space cop Aleksis Leonard rescue the children being trafficked to feed the beast!?
To Rest Among the Stars
It is the most dangerous job in the galaxy-hunting space dragons in the ether! But the humans who risk life and limb to do so are what make space travel possible!
By BILL SUBOSKI
A young woman is accosted by a group of thugs! Her rescuer, John Dellon, an eccen-tric billionaire and visionary, has a secret to share with her-if he finds her worthy!
Not Any Earthly Shade of Color
By DANNY NICHOLAS
One morning, Henry wakes up with a strange pattern of dots burned into his eyes! What could have caused them, and can he be rid of them before he's driven mad?!
In the Bowels of the Theatre
By MATT SPENCER
There is magic in the theatre, ancient and powerful-not just of the stage, but an elder and mighty god.... One which Sucunde would see freed and restored!
An Accumulation of Anguish
By JAMES LAM
It's Halloween Night-a time when ghosts, and ghouls, and monsters are afoot! But one young trick-or-treater may learn the hard way that some monsters are real!
The Horror of the Hills
The latest issue of StoryHack brings you supernatural horror, futuristic detectives, pirates and more! Each issue is jam-packed with short stories calculated to excite. This issue includes:
Rakes and the Pirates of Malabar by Mike Adamson
1837: Trouble draws a man like a magnet draws steel, and Rakes, veteran of the East India Company, can’t stay out of the fight. Compelled to serve a rogue princess who has taken command of the pirates of India’s western sea, he finds himself in a desperate mission to penetrate the stronghold of a cruel Raja and steal back the symbol of a conquered people.
The Boss's Tale by Jon Mollison
The proprietor of a mafia-controlled speakeasy has to find a way out of the business, without getting killed.
The Girl Who Sang in the Country of Morning by Cynthia Ward
When drought forces a young woman to take up hunting, she runs afoul of bandits. Taken captive, Felissa only has one option, though the forbidden magic may damn her soul.
Due a Hanging by David Skinner
She was probably on the yacht in the Martian Canal. And he wasn't the only one looking for her.
Our Friend In The Cellar by Matt Spencer
Supernatural sleuth Frederick Hawthorne infiltrates the home of a corrupt Victorian gentleman, while investigating the disappearances of several children. Once inside the house, Frederick discovers an infernal family secret., and must use brawn, ruthless cunning, and a few magic tricks of his own if he is to survive the night.
The Life Price by John D. Payne
They got away clean, or so they thought. But when three adventurers try to sell off their prize, things start to go wrong. Dead wrong. What price will they pay for an innocent life taken?
Southwest Monsoon by Luke Foster
National Park Ranger Abby Baxter leads a rescue party into the Grand Canyon to find a kidnapped child during the worst southwest monsoon in memory
.Waterways by Lindsey Duncan
Kel has no interest in rebellion or anything except trying to get along, but when her priestess mother forces her under the sacred pool, the Reflected gifts surface within her. Will she cling to her stubborn ways, even if it means execution? Or will she throw in with the rebels, and possibly be killed in battle?
In the frozen Canadian wastes, the United Deschembines take shelter in an abandoned military base, under the leadership of Jesse Karn, Zane Rochester, and Sally Coscan.
In the Louisiana swamps, Rob and Remelea press towards the ruins of New Orleans, for a final confrontation with Talino.
In Brattleboro, Vermont, a long-forgotten doorway opens, to a land beyond living memory, where two lifelong enemies must journey as allies, to save two worlds, or destroy them.
Team Girl meet a Dreamer of long standing. We take a quick trip to Blackacre in a sneak preview of John C Adams' new novel. The Florentine Vampire lays down the law of love. The Challenger, Flora and Fauna reach the end of their adventures. And there's a massacre brewing out there.
Meanwhile, Sally's estranged brother Sheldon follows a series of disturbing visions back to Brattleboro, and the ghosts of his own violent past. But something else has followed him.
Down South, Veteran Deschembine warriors Jesse and Zane search for the High Natural. Their investigation lands them at the center of a web of secrets and poison magic in New Orleans.
Ancient forces rise towards consciousness, threatening to reshape the world on a cataclysmic scale.
Bandit siblings Tia and Ketz run afoul of a notorious bounty hunter who blackmails them into doing some dirty-work: get themselves hired onto the security crew of the cargo vessel of wealthy merchant Orcris Brendi, and kidnap Brendi’s exotic, rebellious daughter Hallucia. Once the twins get aboard the ship, though, the secrets and double-crosses pile up faster than the bloody corpses. It doesn’t help when sparks start to fly between Ketz and Hallucia. Before long, the twins find themselves caught in the middle of a malignant conspiracy that might just be orchestrated by the gods themselves.