If you like free fantasy fiction, then today’s your lucky day. Monsters & Masquerades, the 6th issue of Indie Bites, just released, and it’s got five exclusive short stories–including one by me.
Behind You, my short story, features mysterious deaths on a lonely mountain hiking trail and a park ranger who swears he saw a monster. What’s there to do but call Bea Romo Reyes, freelance exorcist and paranormal consultant, whom you met in my Halloween urban fantasy story The Memory of Ghosts. The monster is loosely based on the cryptid the Hidebehind, and the story is quick and action-packed.
It’s also in extremely good company. The other stories in this issue are awesome, and I’m humbled to have a piece among them. The issues includes:
– Glorious Monsters by D.N. Bryn
– Lead Me Not Into Temptation by Josie Jaffrey
– My Granny, The Dragon by Gemma Church
– Behind You by Kristen Brand
– The True Tale of the Sockburn Worm by Nova Warner
And the following reviews:
– Succulents and Spells by Andi C. Buchanan, reviewed by Asha from A Cat, A Book and A Cup of Tea
– A Fate of Wrath and Flame by K.A. Tucker, reviewed by Rosina from Lace and Dagger Books
The stories have a wide range of tones, from funny to dark to heart-warming, and include fantasy subgenres from urban to historical. There’s something for everyone, so start reading now!