- Genre: Horror Short StoriesProject Entertainment Network Presents… My Favorite StoryFifteen podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short storythey’ve ever written…Spirits by James A. MooreTwo strangers brought together by tragedy are haunted by ghosts of the past.The Tin Box by Kelli OwenAfter the death of their grandma, siblings make a macabre discovery amongst
her belongings. Some secrets were meant to go to the grave…Short Straw by Jay WilburnAfter drawing the short straw, the youngest son is delegated to wake every
year to monitor his sleeping family after an apocalypse forced them
into bunkers. But there’s something else out there…..with claws.The Rag and Bone Man by John UrbancikThe Rag and Bone Man wanders—buying, selling, finding and collecting.
He always has what you need. He always finds what he wants. Or does
he have what you want and finds what he needs?The Priest by Jaimie EngleA fallen angel hopes to redeem himself and battles demons in a western
town so he can return to Heaven one day.Seven Eight One Five Four by Amber FallonSome habits are hard to forget…even when you’re undead.Kins by Mary SanGiovanniReality takes a dark twist for one man once the mannequins start appearing…Rainforest of Bones by Armand RosamiliaA reporter searches out a missing professor deep in the jungles of
Brazil – where the skeleton in his closet told him to go.Put On a Happy Face by Christopher GoldenA clown’s wish to be the funniest clown in the circus has dire
consequences.Mr. Giggles by Frank J. EdlerIn the realm of demons, their boogeyman wants a hug and is called Mr.
Giggles.M.EN.TOR. By Thomas R. ClarkAn injured soldier gets an experimental chip implanted in his brain with
homicidal tendencies.I Sing A New Psalm by Brian KeeneA man asks the question of how God can give love only to take it away,
and he decides on terrible and violent answer.Dandelion Yellow by Erin Sweet Al-MehairiWhen a young girl can’t find her favorite yellow crayons, the world
takes on a dark and disquieting cast.Dead Beckoning by Chuck BudaA young man challenges demons to a game of poker with his friend’s
life up for bet.Pegleg and Paddy Save the World by Jonathan MaberryThe Great Chicago Fire wasn’t caused by the cow…..they were trying to
kill what ate the cow.With over a dozen diverse podcasts and growing each month, our aim at P.E.N. is to offer great content for listeners for free. With
podcasts on horror writing, publishing, interviews, pro wrestling,
heavy metal, bizarre fiction, the occult, cooking, book reviews,
radio dramas, horror films and so much more… we want to be your one stop for excellent podcasts!
So grab your headphones and listen in! All the cool kids are doing it!JAMES A. MOORE
is the author of over forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven
Forges series of novels. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association, first as Secretary and later as Vice
President.Never one to stay in one genre for too long, James has recently written epic fantasy novels in the series SEVEN FORGES (Seven Forges, the
Blasted Lands, City of Wonders and The Silent Army). He is working on
a new series called The Tides Of War. The first book in the series
The Last Sacrifice, came out this last January and the sequel, Fallen
Gods, is due out in late December. Pending novels also include A Hell
Within (a Griffin & Price Novel) co-written with Charles R.
Rutledge and an apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel tentatively called Spores.
Why be normal?Being a confirmed Luddite, he is working up the nerve to plunge completely
into the electronic publications age. Along
with Christopher Golden and Jonathan Maberry, he is one of the Three
Guys with Beards.Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kelli Owen
now lives in Destination, Pennsylvania. She has attended countless writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and has spoken at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and the field in general. Her fiction leans toward thriller and quiet horror, with an occasional bloodbath and even rarer happy ending.
Her podcast is called the Buttercup of Doom.Jay Wilburn is an author of horror and speculative fiction that lives in coastal
South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. He is doing very well following a life-saving kidney transplant. He taught public school for sixteen years before becoming a full-time writer. His signature series is the Dead Song Legend Dodecology.John Urbancik, author of Stale Reality and The Corpse and the Girl From Miami, has written three series of Inkstains stories and hosts a podcast, also
called Inkstains, on the Project Entertainment Network. His first novel came out in 2002, and he’s still fighting to become an overnight success. He also takes pictures.Like stepping into a living dream, Jaimie Engle writes visually stunning fiction where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her stories and taking her readers on wondrous adventures. Engle is a cosplayer, podcaster, entrepreneur, and speaker at schools, conferences, and colleges across Florida. She is the creator of Wick Books(tm), story-scented candles based off scents from her novels so readers can fully immerse in the experience of her books. She once danced in the Aloha Bowl, won the Miss Hawaiian Tropics bikini contest, and even ran a body
shop. Today, she drinks coffee, plays trivia, and spends time with her husband, two kids, and hound dog.Amber Fallon lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two dogs. A techie by day and horror writer by night, Mrs. Fallon has spent time as a bank manager, motivational speaker, produce wrangler, and butcher. Her obsessions with sushi, glittery nail polish, and sharp objects have made her a recognized figure.Amber’s publications include The Warblers, The Terminal, Sharkasaurus,
Daughters of Inanna, So Long and Thanks for All the Brains, Horror on the Installment Plan, Zombies For a Cure, Quick Bites of Flesh, Operation Ice Bat, and more! Listen to her podcast, It Cooks!, on the Project Entertainment Network.Mary SanGiovanni is the author of a number of novels including THE HOLLOWER TRIOLOGY (the first book of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL, and CHAOS, and the novellas FOR EMMY, THE FADING PLACE, and POSSESSING AMY. Her short fiction has appeared in periodicals and
anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh. She is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the Horror Writers Association and the Garden State Horror Writers. She lives in New Jersey with her son and her cat.Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he
writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including
horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.He not only runs two successful podcasts…Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda – talking about writing
and publishingBut he owns the network they’re on, too! Project Entertainment NetworkHe also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool.CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Ararat, Snowblind, Tin Men, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including
Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers.Golden co-created (with Mike Mignola) two cult favorite comic book series, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead, and Dark Cities, among others, and has also written and co-written
comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network television pilot. A frequent speaker at conferences, schools, and libraries, Golden is also co-host of the podcasts Three Guys with Beards and Defenders Dialogue, and the founder of the Merrimack
Valley Halloween Book Festival.Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world.My mother was an alien and my father was a lamp post. I was fed a steady dose of soap bars as a child as punishment for my foul mouth and incessant pranks. Little did anyone know the soap only made me stronger, faster, more agile. My brain filled with bubbles that were 99.9% pure. It was an amazing time. I left the city and moved out to the country where I heard tell there is an amazing banana bread store. I never found it, but I did find love. I loved that tuna sandwich like no other and we were married on the Fourth of July, just like Tom Cruise in that one movie about said date. It was a magical time but alas was not meant to be. I ate it. I tried to move
on, writing books and sharing them with the local townsfolk. They would tell me to shut up and make sure I flushed before I left. Never once did I wash my hands like the signs demanded. So here I am, dirty
handed and telling my tales. Wanna hear one?Tom Clark is a writer, and a veteran internet journalist and podcast producer. His work has been seen in websites such as This is Infamous and Rue Morgue, among other freelance outlets. He currently produces podcasts at Project Entertainment Network, including his shows: the long running heavy metal and horror themed the Necrocasticon, and the Curtain Jerkers, a comedic take on pro wrestling podcasting. Tom’s debut novella, “Good Boy” will be self published and available through all your
digital reading outlets in 2018. Tom and his wife live in the wilds of upstate New York, cohabiting with a pair of Jack Russell Terriers and their pet rabbit.
BRIAN KEENE is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman.Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option.
Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He has won numerous awards and honors, including a World Horror Grand Master award, two Bram Stoker awards, and a recognition from Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S. troops serving both overseas and abroad. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.
Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, Journalism, and History. She has 20 years of experience in the communication fields and is currently a writer, a journalist, a publicist, and an editor among many other things. She is the mother of three school-aged children and a cat. She lives with her family in rural Ohio nestled in the forest—a place just ripe for nightmares. Her passions are reading, writing, book hunting, hiking, and entertainment such as movies/film, television, and music. Oh, and she bakes, because you can’t do any of that without cookies.
Erin is a co-host with her Marketing Morsels segment on Project Entertainment Network’s The Mando Method, an award-winning weekly podcast for new and veteran writers. Breathe. Breathe., published by Unnerving, is her debut collection and a mix
of dark poetry and short stories. She will also be featured in the upcoming anthology from Unnerving called Hardened Hearts coming in at the end of 2017. Many other works in various genres are in progress as well.Chuck Buda explores the darkest aspects of the human condition. Then he captures its essence for fictional use. He writes during the day and wanders aimlessly all night…alone.
Chuck Buda co-hosts The Mando Method Podcast on Project Entertainment Network with author, Armand Rosamilia. They talk about all aspects of writing. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.You can find The Mando Method Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and most other places where podcasts are available.JONATHAN MABERRY
is a New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker
Award-winning author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing
teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries.He is one third of the hirsute pop-culture podcast THREE GUYS WITH BEARDS, along with Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. Their guest include authors, actors, and filmmakers.Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive guest posts and a giveaway!
- by K.N. LeeBec McMasterCalinda BJayne FuryLori TitusJessica CageJeffrey BardwellLC IrelandKara JaynesJessica WestAlex H. SinghAlledria HurtCaroline A. GillMary BernsenCI BlackTerri Bruce16 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels by 16 New York Times, USA Today,
and Award-winning and Break Out Authors!There is adventure out there … if you’re brave enough to risk
it.Explore worlds of darkness, danger, and magic in sixteen exclusive fantasy
and science fiction novels, available for a limited time. There are
tough choices to be made and dastardly villains to outwit in this
breath-taking collection that will have you at the edge of your
seat.Plucky heroes and devastating anti-heroes face off against demons, spirits,
shifters, witches, and more in this limited-edition arrangement that
features a satisfying combination of epic fantasy, science fiction,
romance, urban fantasy, sword and sorcery, and more!This killer deal won’t last forever, so grab your copy today!K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is the
author of the Dragon-Born Saga, Eura Chronicles, Wonderland
University, and the Chronicles of Koa series. When she is not writing
twisted urban fantasy, epic tales of dragons, pirates, and mermaids,
and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and spending time
with her family. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and
anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys gaming and sketching. She is a
winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 “Future Leaders
of Charlotte” award for her success as a writer, business owner,
and for community service.She is signed with Captive Quill Press and Patchwork Press andrepresented by Hershman Rights Management.K.N. Lee loves hearing from fans and readers. Connect with her!Follow the tour HERE!
Publication date: February 2nd 2018
Genres: Adult, LGBTQ+, Romance
Needing a change of scene, Griffin Burke moves from Brisbane to Coolum Beach to start a new job. The beautiful white sand, aqua-coloured ocean, blue skies, and summer breezes are everything he longs for. What he finds is a mud-covered dog, lost and hungry, with a nametag and a phone number.
Dane Hughes is stuck in Surfers Paradise at a week-long work conference when he gets a phone call from his distraught mother. His dog, his fur baby, Wicket, has run away. Unable to leave and feeling helpless and miserable, he gets a text from a guy. “I think I found your dog…”
Griffin and Dane start talking, and Griffin agrees to look after Wicket until Dane can collect him. With a few days left before his new job starts, Griffin takes Wicket on some coastal adventures and sends Dane photos of their fun, and so the start of something new and kind of wonderful begins.
Griffin might have moved to Coolum in search of a new life, but what he finds is so much more. What he gets to keep just might take some four-legged help.
I got all moved into my new place and had everything unpacked on day one. I’d met my downstairs landlady for the first time as the two bulky removalists were lugging my bed up the stairs. I was at the bottom of the stairs watching them, not entirely ogling, when a tiny, five-foot-tall woman stood beside me.
She didn’t say anything for a while, just stared at the men straining to get the wooden bedhead up the flight of stairs. Still without looking at me, she hummed. “Nice arse.”
I almost choked on my sip of water. “Uh…”
“Don’t tell me you weren’t looking. I might be a little hard of hearing, but I ain’t blind.”
I held out my hand. “Name’s Griffin Burke.”
She shook my hand, and her hard, firm grip surprised me. She looked kind of frail at first, but then I noticed her tattoos. Her entire right arm was now a mottled, wrinkled mass of blue and coloured ink on sun-leathered skin. Given she looked to be in her seventies, she must have had a full sleeve done forty or fifty years ago.
She was wearing a sleeveless tank top and a flowing skirt. Upon closer inspection, she looked like a hippy that peace, love, and time forgot. Her face had seen too much sun as well, wrinkled and leathered, though I imagined she would have once been stunningly beautiful. Her blue eyes still had spark, her long once-blonde hair now ash grey.
“Come with me,” she said, turning on her heel and walking toward the roller door. When she turned, I noticed her left arm. Old, mottled blue tattoos went to her elbow, as well as two scars that looked like lightning strikes. They looked surgical and my first thought was shoulder reconstruction, but then I noticed one scar ran underneath her shirt and up her neck. She turned the latch on the roller door, and using her right arm only, lifted the door to review a storage space. Inside was a lawnmower, wheelbarrow, and some gardening tools.
Ah, right. I was the resident mower of lawns.
“I’d do it myself,” she said. “But the old arm doesn’t work like it used to.” She lifted her left arm rigidly. It didn’t hang useless but there was definitely restricted movement.
“It’s fine,” I said. “I don’t mind mowing lawns at all. My weekends will be Monday and Tuesday though, not Saturday and Sunday. If that’s okay?”
“It’s fine. Don’t much care what day you do ’em.” She nodded to herself. “Last tenant was a nice girl. Started out with good intentions, and she was gonna do all sorts of things to help me out, but that didn’t last long.” Bernice looked up at me and stared for a good long minute. “You’re not the churchgoing type, are you?”
“I don’t mind if you are, I just don’t wanna offer you one of my special brownies and for you to totally hash out on me and start mumbling biblical shit at me every time you see me.”
I fought a smile and lost, and I tried not to laugh but couldn’t help that either. “Not biblical. Not in that sense, anyway. Unless you consider my earlier staring at that guy’s arse a religion. As for the special brownies, I haven’t had any for a while. Not since college, anyway.”
Bernice grinned and nodded slowly. “So you know what I mean when I say special brownie. Not like the last poor girl who thought it was my grandma’s special recipe or some shit.” She shook her head slowly. “Dunno what she was thinking. Do I look like Betty Fucking Crocker to you?”
N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance.
She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.
She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words. She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.
She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She’s been writing ever since…