A collection of paranormal short stories. Ten different stories by ten different authors: Eric Henson, Jami Gray, Julia Joseph, Liv Rancourt, Melissa Groeling, Marissa Bauder, John R. Beyer, KH LeMoyne, Debbie Christiana, Bonnie Vaughan.
BLURBS FOR THE STORIES ARE LISTED BELOW
I THOUGHT THE GRINCH WAS GREEN
You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout and Carol knows why—He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good, for your own damned sake. He’s got a list, there’s no checking it twice. Once you’re on it, you’re beyond naughty or nice. With long pointed horns and sharp-toothed gums, some rusty, toot-toot chains for the rummy dumb dumbs…Krampus is coming to town.
WRAPPED IN SHADOWS
The magic of the holidays can be hell…
Celebrations abound during the holidays—but this Christmas, an engagement celebration goes horrifically wrong. What appears to be a simple murder/suicide hides a vicious surprise. The type of gift Raine and Gavin, elite members of the Kyn, don’t want humans to unwrap, because revealing the monsters in the shadows isn’t the way to spread holiday cheer.
Demons don’t scare Miriam Kazin. Aggravatingly cute men do.
Young but tough, Miriam is not afraid to be alone. In fact, she prefers it. Between her unorthodox job and raising her two younger sisters, her life is already all she can handle—until she stumbles across the path of a fellow demon fighter, Shadrach, while patrolling a remote area of New Mexico. Suddenly, Shad is popping up everywhere—usually in Miriam’s way—and it’s all she can do to keep him from disrupting what little peace she’s got in life. When she finds avoiding him impossible, Miriam discovers the one thing that truly scares her—love.
GOD REST YE MERRY VAMPIRES
Clidey Harmon is determined to sneak away from her parents’ Christmas party to meet her young man’s train. It’s much too dangerous to walk as vampires prowl the night, so when her father’s assistant Lucas Bail offers to drive her, she gratefully accepts. It’s a good thing, too. Nothing turns out the way Clidey has planned.
A PRETTY GOOD CHRISTMAS
Ever since seventeen year old Brandon Harper laid his eyes on sixteen year old Sable Mosley, he felt like he belonged with her. If wooing a girl wasn’t hard enough already, it’s a million times harder if you are Diseased—a person with supernatural gifts. Can the human lightning rod Brandon confess his desire for the fire-wielding Sable with the help of some mistletoe and a little Christmas spirit?
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Some things always find their way back to you…
Colin’s girlfriend is expecting a ring this Christmas. While he has no known reason not to take the plunge, a small secret is threatening to blow his world clean apart. Something impossible, something he never believed in before is taking him down a path with no silver bells and no twinkling lights.
WINGS OF CHANGE
John R. Beyer
He believed there might be a second chance at a new beginning with the woman he loved. It took a tragic accident to test that belief to its limit and to shed light on the question: What future lies beyond the grave?
KH Le Moyne
Holidays are full of magic, a time for joy, hope, and promise. And occasionally heartache. But for a family of magical beings, love shines brightest when the time of giving claims the world. This season, the MacKenzie family will dig deep into their bag of tricks to strengthen the ties that bind.
MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT
Spookie Millane is a loner. Her only companions are the nearly departed—souls who seek her out before they die for help with one last request. But on a cold December day, a startling visit from the almost dead may change her life forever.
AN UNEXPECTED BLESSING
Why should she help a hungry stranger? She didn’t even want to celebrate the holidays now that her mother was gone.