Exclusive Look Inside: Drop Dead Dangerous

Quick Draw The Georgia freeway was swallowed up beneath Paul’s tyres, the endless stretch of black up ahead being gobbled down and turned into history behind him. He never looked back, never needed to, never wanted to. Forward was where the excitement was—forward, just about anything could happen. He could be anybody, do whatever he…

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Exclusive Look Inside: Crimson Petticoats

Hope Springs In 1855, the world was changing. The cities of France were being rebuilt to the grand design of the new, self-appointed emperor; the fields that had long lain fallow or fallen to ruin were being revived with new methods and technologies. The long hunger that had plagued France throughout its kingless years was…

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Exclusive Look Inside: The Beast

Summer Shining Like Gold There was just something about Clifford. He seemed to walk to a different beat as he strolled down the street. Like everyone else was trailing along the ground and he was floating, with a band playing his theme song in the background. When people got close to him, stepping inside that…

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Exclusive Look Inside: Doctor Satan

Final Solutions The streets of Paris were clotted with smog. Many months had passed since the occupation began, and the factories that had fallen silent as the French war effort ended had been brought lurching back to a semblance of life. Conscription orders had gone out; every able-bodied man was to report to their assigned…

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Exclusive Look Inside: No Place For The Weak

Second Hand Computer Jamie was a weird dude. He’d been a weird kid when David met him, and he had just gotten weirder as time went by. Still, this was his step-brother, they were family, and that meant something to folks. It meant something to David. Sure, with everybody remarrying time and time again, there…

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Exclusive Look Inside: Gorilla Killer

It was a rather pleasant afternoon in the receiving room of a charming boarding house. Sunshine shone in through the lace and traced delicately over the chintz. The visitor was a black block amongst the florals. Stern and dark from the top of his slicked-back hair to the tips of his well-shined shoes. He kept…

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Exclusive Look Inside: Vampire Killer

Black by Moonlight Nevada was a funny old state. Just a step away from the shining lights of Vegas and it became just like everywhere else. One step further into the shadows and the whole world became dark and weird in the starlight.Out here by the Pyramid Lake Reservation, it was always too quiet. Working…

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Exclusive Look Inside: The Kentucky Cannibal

Dutch Fred’s Last Stand Dutch Fred was a curiosity of a man, containing within himself all of the things that usually marked a villain and a hero out in the Old West. By day, he was a miner—well-respected and honest to a fault. The other men who worked alongside him in the hills around Florence…

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Exclusive Look Inside: The Texas Tower Sniper

This One Is Mine The only time that Charlie felt whole was when he had a gun in his hands. Guantanamo was far from the comforts of Florida, but the swampy heat and the tension of the trigger against his finger felt like home. The M3 Carbine wasn’t the deer rifle that he was used…

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Exclusive Look Inside: The Curse

Wash Away Your Sins Mama was acting strange. In itself, that wasn’t so strange. Mama was always a little bit off-kilter, but this weird interlude still stood out from the crowd. It was hard to say exactly when Mama started acting strange because it had always been the background noise to their life together. Not…

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