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About Alethea Kontis
New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, storm chaser, and Saturday Songwriter. Author of over 20 books and 40 short stories, Alethea is the recipient of the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant, the Scribe Award, the Garden State Teen Book Award, and two-time winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. She has been twice nominated for both the Andre Norton Nebula and the Dragon Award. She was an active contributor to The Fireside Sessions, a benefit EP created by Snow Patrol and her fellow Saturday Songwriters during lockdown 2020. Alethea also narrates stories for multiple award-winning online magazines, contributes regular YA book reviews to NPR, and hosts Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow every year at Dragon Con. Born in Vermont, she currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie.
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There’s always something watching.
There’s always something reaching for you.
And sometimes there’s someone you can call. Someone you can hire. Someone who knows these dark streets and back alleys. Someone who knows how things work in this part of town. Private eyes who are often as dark as the things they hunt. Investigators who know how to look in the shadows for the things that go bump. Good guys but not always nice guys.
Hardboiled Horror collects fifteen original tales of noir mystery shot through with elements of horror and the supernatural. Occult detectives, paranormal investigators, seedy P.I.s, amateur sleuths and ghost hunters tackle the cases no one else can handle.
The killer lineup includes Heather Graham, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Chris Ryall, Dana Fredsti, Jim Beard, Jacopo della Quercia, John Gilstrap, Jon McGoran, Josh Malerman, Max Allan Collins & Matthew V. Clemens, Lois H. Gresh and Nancy Holder.
Edited by New York Times bestseller and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry.
And this adventure is only the beginning...
In the winter of 2005, after the horrifying natural disaster of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, Steve Savile and Alethea Kontis joined forces to raise money to help the distressed survivors and have created Elemental. They solicited SF and fantasy stories, all new and never published elsewhere, from many of the top writers in the genres today, and received immediate responses in the form of the excellent stories here in this book. Elemental has an introduction by Arthur C.Clarke and more than twenty stories by Brian Aldiss, David Drake, Jacqueline Carey, Martha Wells, Larry Niven, Joe Haldeman, Eric Nylund, Sherrilyn Kenyon writing as Kinley MacGregor, and a Dune story by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, and many others. They created in Elemental one of the most important genre anthologies of the year, but more than that: in giving real value for the purchase price, everyone who sells this book can be proud, and everyone who buys it will be richly rewarded for supporting the tsunami relief effort.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Annaleigh Elizabeta Morales did not expect to die tonight.She did not expect to meet Death. She did not expect to become an angel. She certainly did not expect to screw it up so badly.
Fans of Arilland will enjoy this dark, bloodstained tale of a slightly misguided angel with her heart in the right place.
Alethea Kontis is the bestselling author of the Books of Arilland, including the Woodcutter Sisters and the Trix Adventures series.
Uncover family legacies of evil in Stephanie Lenz’s “Inheritance” and Maurice Broaddus’ “Trouble Among the Yearlings.” Walk the surreal nightmare of alien control in Earl P. Dean’s “Hiding Mountain: Our Future in Apples.” Twelve stories of coal-black shadow from authors intimately familiar with the region are waiting to take you to the depths of the earth and into the darkness of the human soul.
Harlan County Horrors is a regional-based horror anthology by editor Mari Adkins. It features stories by Alethea Kontis, Debbie Kuhn, Earl Dean, Geoffrey Girard, Jason Sizemore, Jeremy Shipp, Maurice Broaddus, Robby Sparks, Ronald Kelly, Stephanie Lenz, Steven Shrewsbury, and TL Trevaskis.
Table of Contents
"The Witch of Black Mountain"—Alethea Kontis
"The Power of Moonlight"—Debbie Kuhn
"Hiding Mountain: Our Future in Apples"—Earl Dean
"Yellow Warbler"—Jason Sizemore
"Kingdom Come"—Jeremy C. Shipp
"Trouble Among the Yearlings"—Maurice Broaddus
"Spirit Fire"—Robby Sparks
"The Thing at the Side of the Road"—Ronald Kelly
"Greater of Two Evils"—Steven Shrewsbury
"Harlan Moon"—TL Trevaskis
"In a world where monsters and fairies roam the backyard, one gnome seeks to save his true love from an experiment gone terribly awry! You will find within the pages of this book the diary entries of one Dr. Harry Gnome, mad scientist. Here there be sock monkeys. You have been warned."
One crazy spring, NY Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis and Eisner Award winning artist Janet K. Lee created an illustrated twitter serial about Dr. Harry Gnome, a pint-sized mad scientist with the luck of Victor Frankenstein. Dr. Gnome's diary is chock full of rabbits, ray guns, zombies, and sock monkeys. Before there were Dapper Men and Fairy Godmothers, there was Harry Gnome.
Alethea Kontis’s take on this classic Grimms’ fairy tale is a dark, yet optimistic novelette of magic, mystery, and love.
After the huntsman and before the dwarfs—while she was all alone in that great forest—the princess met a demon. He was hunting unicorns. And what bait could better snare his prey than the fairest of them all?
This is the secret tale that the princess never shared with the world.
This is the true story.
Inspired by the Codex Writers Halloween contest, readers will enjoy this contemporary retelling of the Jack o' Lantern myth!
Edited by Hugo-nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Decision Points includes both brand new and reprint stories by award winners and bestsellers such as Orson Scott Card, Lois McMaster Bujold, Robert Silverberg, Robert J. Sawyer, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Cory Doctorow, Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Nnedi Okorafor, Steven Gould, Mike Resnick and more. Top authors telling great stories about life changing decisions that may well change yours.