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About Sidney Williams
Sidney Williams writes page-turning dark fiction and has developed a body of work that includes traditionally published novels from Kensington Books, new works from Crossroad Press and short stories for a variety of magazines and anthologies. Horror great Graham Masterton once said: “Sidney Williams has the ability to conjure the genuine reek of hell.” Publisher's Weekly had this to say about Fool's Run: "This thriller-cum-caper will keep readers eagerly turning the pages. Si is sure to win loyal fans for his future adventures."
Sidney also teaches creative writing with a focus on horror, mystery and suspense plus short fiction and contemporary fiction.
Sidney’s stories have appeared in publications including Cemetery Dance, Hot Blood: Deadly After Dark, Under the Fang, Quoth the Raven and Love Among the Thorns.
A native of Louisiana, he now resides in Virginia.
Visit Sidney online at https://SidisAlive.com
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Charisse seems to have dark goals far beyond making Bran act silly and de-fusing his bullying. Stealing Tess’s best friend is step one. Stalling Tess’s budding relationship with rebellious Casey is a side effect, and there’s a horrible gift under the Ryan Christmas tree. What Charisse has planned at her New Year’s Eve party everyone plans to attend could be the most terrifying act of all.
As the countdown to New Year’s Eve begins, Tess finds herself in a race against time to unlock ancient mysteries to explain who or what Charisse really is. If she can’t do it before midnight December 31, the results could be cataclysmic.
Originally published as a mass market paperback as part of the Scream line of chillers, New Year’s Evil is now available in this new electronic edition from Crossroad Press. It’s newly revised by the author, Sidney Williams, writing as Michael August.
In this issue we have our interview with musician and vocalist David Ingram, who discusses with us music, life, and Dr. Who. In the “The Author Bordello” we have Rajeev Singh, author of The Erotic Muse. In addition to this we have fiction and poetry from Thomas R. Skidmore, Sean Mulroy, Kristin Garth, Sidney Williams, Michael David, Matt Scott, Douglas Ford, Wendy A Rohn, Victor H. Rodriguez, Ashley Dioses, Jaap Boekestein, Ambrose Hall, J.B. Toner, and an anonymous poet.
This magazine contains adult content and themes and is not meant for readers under eighteen years of age.
It's time to turn the "man and his dog wandering through a dystopian world” trope on its head, and tell the stories about cats and their women - their badass women!
Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse wanders through broken worlds with stories of survival, technology, magic, and sheer determination. But – like their cats – the authors frequently slipped out the upstairs window or knocked things off of countertops, and their stories are stronger for it.
In these pages, cats help their women find a better life, protect and defend and fight for the women who have sheltered and protected them – and vice-versa. Because these are not only stories about surviving troubled times, but of the relationships between the women and their cats, between the members of communities both small and large, and how they thrive, even in the face of catastrophic loss.
Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse – it’s time to take them seriously!
Contains stories by Mia Moss, Hannah Hulbert, L.C.W. Allingham, Audrey McLennan, Hannah Trusty, Annie Reed, Caryn Larrinaga, Karli Sullivan, Misha Herwin, Joy Kennedy-O’Neill, Leigh Saunders, J. Ivanel Johnson, Carol Gyzander, Joanna Z. Weston, Kathryn Carson, Meyari McFarland, Sidney Williams, Joe Borrelli, Virginia Elizabeth Hayes, Wayland Smith, and C.J. Erick. Edited by Lyn Worthen
Detective Aileen O’Donnell of Ireland’s National Police Service, An Garda Síochána, has never heard of the agency’s sub rosa unit devoted to investigation of the strange and paranormal. That is, until a shooting incident leads to her suspension from the Special Detective Unit. While awaiting disciplinary proceedings, she’s pressed into service by the secret division to investigate the deaths and what might be the tip of a conspiracy and academic cover-up.
Soon O’Donnell’s teamed with Geoffrey Bullfinch and Wendell "Mack" Macklemore of O.C.L.T. On a race through medieval ruins and holy sites, she must collect puzzle pieces, fragments from a forgotten pulp writer and bits of secret Druid history to stop the shadowy band of disciples before it awakens something long sleeping beneath one of Ireland’s most famous landmarks, something modern technology and firepower can’t defeat.
This novel, which stands alone, is a tie-in with the ongoing O.C.L.T. series.
There are incidents and emergencies in the world that defy logical explanation, events that could be defined as supernatural, extraterrestrial, or simply otherworldly. Standard laws do not allow for such instances, nor are most officials or authorities trained to handle them. In recognition of these facts, one organization has been created that can. Assembled by a loose international coalition, their mission is to deal with these situations using diplomacy, guile, force, and strategy as necessary. They shield the rest of the world from their own actions, and clean up the messes left in their wake. They are our protection, our guide, our sword, and our voice, all rolled into one.
They are O.C.L.T.
Other books in the O.C.L.T. series include the novella "Brought to Light," By Aaron Rosenberg, the novel "The Parting," by David Niall Wilson, the novella "The Temple of Camazotz," also by David Niall Wilson, and the novel "Incursion," by Aaron Rosenberg (in which the existence of the O.C.L.T. as a cohesive unit is finalized). Another stand-alone adventure can be found — "The Noose Club," by David Bischoff.
Cover art on Disciples of the Serpent comes from Bob Eggleton.
His only offer’s from Rose Cantor, an elegant and beautiful “special counsel” who just wants him to take a meeting.
Her clients Grace and Adam Holst are asking for extreme justice. A very bad man named Valentine Alexeeva, a criminal on the rise, once ordered the deaths of their young daughters over a business deal gone wrong. Alexeeva covered his tracks well. Now he’s still deadly but cultivating a classy façade and making friends in high places.
Si would like to say no, but he has a daughter of his own who’s in danger, and he needs money fast.
Dealing with Alexeeva means jeopardizing everything and drawing on contacts Si met in lockup plus The McCluskeys, a pair of weird, bayou-dwelling brothers with a few nefarious enterprises of their own.
And Si knows no job is ever as simple as it looks. He soon finds himself embroiled in a game with Alexeeva and his brutal minions, a game that could earn Si a bit of redemption or cost him his freedom or his life.
In Quoth the Raven, we invite you to answer the call of the raven and revisit Poe's work, re-imagined for the twenty-first century. Here, the lover of mystery and Gothic horror will find familiar themes in contemporary settings, variations on Poe's tales, and faithful recreations of the author's signature style.
What seem to be nightmares about Heaven's favorite cartoon characters soon lead Gab to a stranger paranormal conspiracy focused on revenge. She's faced with a living nightmare in which friends die and dangeroussorcery is at work.
With only the help of a strange holy man named Danube, Gabrielle battles supernatural forces for her daughter's life and soul and for her own sanity, especially when she learns she has to face not cartoon characters but demonic forces and hell itself.
Nothing short of a trip into the depths of Hades will end the terror.
Would you fancy shagging a mermaid, or an otherworldly creature from another dimension or planet? Would you seek sexual revenge if some thing raped you? Maybe you’d let a ghost have its way with you, if the mood struck? Perhaps your penchant for asphyxiation would bleed over into guerrilla interrogation tactics?
What if you weren’t a necrophiliac but found yourself sopping wet after gazing into the milky white eyes of a pristine, hunky dead man?
The ten tales in this horror/bizarro tome will shock, disgust, and make your toes curl in unexpected ways.
Everyone has a kink. Some are just more deranged than others . . .
THE GUILTY SICKOS
* ANTONIO SIMON, JR. * SARAH CANNAVO * JONATHAN BUTCHER *
* COLLEEN ANDERSON * SIDNEY WILLIAMS * JOHN PAUL FITCH *
* W. T. PATERSON * ANNIE KNOX * C L RAVEN * SUZANNE FOX
Every issue of Dark Dossier brings you original and reprint stories from a variety of authors.
From bestselling and award-winners to the newcomers you haven't heard of yet.
When you read Dark Dossier, we hope you enjoy the unique stories from these exceptional writers.
Writers in this issue are...
These eleven authors looked beyond the traditional wind-rattled Victorian mansions and stately plantation houses shrouded in moss to introduce us to contemporary Gothic locations hiding in plain sight. In LOVE AMONG THE THORNS, the fog and forests of the Pacific Northwest cloud your vision, before blowing away to reveal the wind-swept plains of Montana. The damp of the Louisiana bayou gives way to the glittering lights of Manhattan. Across the ocean, secrets lie behind the walls of grand estates in the forests of Germany and the windy crags of Scotland, and danger lurks beneath the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. In each locale, the sense of things not being quite right, not quite what they seem on the surface beckons you forward.
Whatever the setting or obstacles placed before the lovers, the stories in LOVE AMONG THE THORNS focus on the relationships that develop between the characters, bringing them from strangers – or even antagonists – to the point where they leave the story hand-in-hand, with futures possible only because of the hardships they had to overcome to achieve them.
Includes stories by:
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Gayle Ann Williams