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PALM CIRCLE PRESS SHORT STORY COLLECTION

Edited by Lee Anderson

This collection of written works serves as a compelling patchwork of American culture. From love-torn fools to narcissistic sociopaths to aliens from another planet, this jaw-dropping fiction unites the utopian with the dystopic, the hilarious with the horrifying. 


The result is a stunning and nuanced collection of some of today’s most powerful writers. Not one story in here leaves you easily. 

SWEET DEMON LOVE BABY

Heather Wilde

Nobody really knows who anybody else is…


Trace Strickland is a homicide detective whose controversial career hangs in the balance. When his fiancé turns up dead from a knife wound in her South Beach apartment, he becomes the first suspect. Investigating her death to clear his name, he discovers her prior involvement in an underworld of violence, sex trafficking, and other illicit dealings he never suspected. 

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THE VAMPIRE IRREGULARS

Rory Penland

You thought you knew vampires…


While most vampires work to avoid attention, over the years, a handful of undead outcasts have stood out. The Vampire Irregulars is a gripping, enlightening collection of their stories as told to Timothy Janusch, a vampire chronicler and undead bloodsucker himself.

THE BACHELOR'S GUIDE TO POST-APOCALYPTIC SUCCESS

Rory Penland

Finding love after the world has ended is hard…


Brandon Hoffner is a forty-something ex-baseball star and entrepreneur. He awakens from cryo-sleep to discover the world has suffered a nuclear holocaust, seemingly wiping out all human life on Earth. With his new dog Beau, Hoffner sails the world, seeking other possible survivors, hoping at best to find someone he can continue the human race with.

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DARK LORDS OF THE TRAILER PARK

Lee Anderson

Beautiful losers, smooth criminals, deranged lovers…


…driven by an unblinking vision of a morally depleted world. The characters in these stories are charged by a bruised grace, enabling them to find redemption in the most unlikely of places. To receive a FREE copy of this book, subscribe to Palm Circle Press at the bottom of the page.

WHAT HAPPENED AT SISTERS CREEK

Lee Anderson

There are places in the woods you should never go…


Charlie Sparks is the sheriff of a small town, his career derailed by rampant scandal and corruption. When faced with solving the gruesome campsite murder of a young family, Sparks suspects two recent escape convicts. The sheriff and his search party set out into the woods to find them but instead discover an unthinkable horror, driven by a voracious hunger for human flesh.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL INSANITY

Heather Wilde

Beauty can be a burden…


From decadent parties to luxurious nightclubs, this is a thrilling and often frightening incursion into the hearts and minds of modern-day fashionistas. Model Ophelia Lake has an addiction–-to Drexel Waters, a suave, sociopathic male model. When Drexel inadvertently causes the overdose death of a younger wannabe, her billionaire father becomes hell-bent on revenge.

SARNA, BOOKS OF JYN: BOOK ONE

Syd Baxter

She’s the world’s last hope…if her own people don’t kill her first…


Sarna is a princess fleeing her kingdom to learn the ways of the ghe-sui, a shamanistic cult magic. Kidnapped by the underground gang leader Sarq, he takes Sarna for ransom before falling in love with her. Meanwhile, three kingdoms maneuver for dominance, distracted from an evil shadow approaching in the East, seeking to swallow and enslave their world forever

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