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“Beyond the Wail” Paranormal Anthology Launches This Weekend!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 9, 2015

BEYOND-THE-WAIL-front-webI’ll be spending some time next week talking about Beyond the Wail, which launches THIS WEEKEND! I’m doubly excited for this anthology, because my wife also has a story in it. Probably better than mine. What can I say? I married talent.

I’m not kidding. Ghost stories are literally her thing. Professionally. And she’s seen and heard some pretty creepy stuff as a tour guide for a local Ghost Tour. Her story is something that she’s wanted to write for a very long time, and this was the perfect opportunity.

The book is linked on Goodreads now.  It’ll be available on Amazon in Paperback and Electronic format. I’m not certain where else it will be available yet.

It’s a fat offering with a dozen quality paranormal stories:

OF MICE AND MONSTERS by Tirzah Duncan: Benjamin struggles with his inner demons and a ghost from his violent past as he tries to help his timid girlfriend.

GO GENTLE by Julie Barnson: After the death of her boyfriend, a young musician uses her talents and a fabled violin to stop the fatal accidents at a dead man’s curve.

DEAD WATER by Amanda Banker: A stalled truck, an abandoned graveyard, and a town not found on any map take two brothers on a detour they’ll never forget.

COLD SPOT by Jay Barnson: When a laptop is stolen from their computer security company, two high school buddies go to extremes to investigate. But, will they manage to return?

THE WEEPING LADY by A. F. Stewart: Eva Douglas has the mother of all mother issues, but the disappearance of her sister forces her to confront the ghost trying to kill her.

THE POLTERGEIST AND AUNT BETTY by Ginger C. Mann: Aunt Betty is eccentric, but how much is ghost, how much is medication, and how much is just plain crazy?

THE ‘GRIM’ REAPER by L. K. McIntosh: When a soul reaper loses the source of their power, they must either find the witch who stole it or a new purpose for living.

SHRINE OF MIRRORS by F. M. Longo: A spy on a mission becomes a believer in the supernatural when the theft of three ancient relics threaten to bring down the empire.

DEAD MAN HOCKING by T.N. Payne: A world-weary zombie learns to beware what you wish for, and not all sure bets are worth the gamble.

ST. PETER’S FISH by Alex McGilvery: Sam is a walking disaster of biblical proportions, but how much is he willing to sacrifice to escape, and will the Powers That Be allow it?

THE DIORAMA by Sebastian Bendix: A play set turns life around for Martin Taper, but things take a turn for the worse when he neglects it and the lonely child obsessed with it.

DATE DUE by Danielle E. Shipley: A magic library contains all the books never written. How far will the librarian go to see their favorites never see the light of day?

I’ll have some more information (and an interview) next week. Snag yourself a copy if you are looking for some good, quick reads appropriate for this Halloween season!

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  • Xian said,

    I will probably pick it up at some point and I will leave an honest review when I do. I am an avid reader, but paranormal isn’t my preferred genre. I don’t avoid it entirely, but I usually prefer Fantasy/SciFi or a thriller.

    I am currently reading The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a posthumous continuation of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series and was planning on starting Brandon Sanderson’s Shadow of Self next but I will add Beyond The Wail to my “to read” list.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    I haven’t read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo yet. My “too read” list is about as insane as my “to play” list, but I keep pushing!

  • Xian said,

    And it’s only getting larger. Since switching to primarily reading e-books, it’s a race to see if my gaming or reading backlog grows the largest. It used to be I would play a game to completion then go buy another, but with Steam, GOG, Humble, and other sales I am accumulating games faster than I play them. E-Books are the same – a daily Amazon sale, borrowing a free book a month with Amazon Prime (which by the way it looks like Beyond the Wail is one of the titles available), and the books I normally purchase from authors I enjoy and my backlog keeps growing and growing ever greater.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Yeah, electronic distribution makes it WAY easy.

    After attending some writers panels at Comic Con this year, I made the decision for both games and books… completion is not necessary. If I’ve heard good things or know the developer/author or something I may give it more of a chance to impress me, but otherwise I give it a short window of opportunity to interest me. For a game, that’s about 15 minutes (longer than most players would give it). For a short story, about 3-5 pages. For a novel, maybe two chapters.

    With prices so cheap for electronic distribution and my time at such a premium with now not one but TWO side “jobs” (writing and game development), that’s how I’m going to deal with things for now. Complete means “I gave it a fair chance.” And I’ll try and learn what they did wrong if that fair chance didn’t materialize into something better.