selection of free fiction -- much of which is sitting firmly on the paranormal end of the speculative spectrum. Highlights are Soul Smuggler, by Milo James Fowler, 4 collected "paraNOIRmal" shorts featuring a "phantasmal antihero" named Mercer; another Fowler short called "Mercer's Ghost," which is a paranormal western; and a horror short co-written by Gustavo Bondoni and our good friend Lyn Perry, called "Beyond The Veil." Details on these and others at the Collective. (h/t to Lyn Perry)
Author Mike Dellosso has introduced the new cover to his upcoming novel, Fearless. According to Delloso's website, Fearless is about a 9-year-old girl named Louisa, who "mysteriously appears in the middle of a house fire with no memory of how she got there or where she came from." Louisa enters the lives of Jim and Amy, a hurting couple who has suffered a terrible loss, and sooner reveals there is more to this little girl than meets the eye. Check out the full synopsis at the website.