Amazing Monster Tales

Announcing Issue #3: It Came From Outer Space!

Hello my Earthling! Hello my starling! Hello my space-time alien gal! It Came From Outer Space! is a baker’s dozen of tales about creatures from outer space who may or may not have boldly gone where they really shouldn’t have. Tales of aliens who test the creatures of Earth…tales of Earthlings who test the creatures from other planets…aliens who attack…aliens who defend…and aliens who are a little too close for

Monster Road Trip night at BookBar!

Shannon Lawrence, Jeff Wood, and Rebecca Hodgkins did a fantastic job at last night’s reading from Monster Road Trip! This was the 13th reading in the Denver Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Series, hosted by J.L. Forrest at BookBar. Shannon opened by reading from her story “Tailgating,” which is about two women driving north on the Pacific Coast Highway. One of the women spots a strange animal following them in

Announcing Issue 2: Monster Road Trip!

Monsters start growling… …head out on the highway! Monster Road Trip features ten tales of road trips, vacations, tourist destinations, and pits stops that go horribly, horribly wrong. These monsters are out for adventure! But they may not have filled up the gas tank first. Put on your shades, slather on your sunscreen— (Especially if you’re a vampire!) —and load your swimsuit and your best beach bod in to the

Rev up your engines…

Monster Road Trip, the second issue in the Amazing Monster Tales anthology series, is on its way! The fantastic cover art was designed by the super awesome Paul Roman Martinez. This issue contains stories by: Shannon Lawrence, Meyari McFarland, Jeff Wood, Rebecca Hodgkins, Mark Leslie, Ron Collins, Jamie Ferguson, Jason Dias, DeAnna Knippling, and Sharon Kae Reamer. Just a few more days until the road trip begins!

“It Came Out of the Swamp” by Ron Collins

“It Came Out of the Swamp,” by Ron Collins, takes us deep into the swamp. A young man heads to southern Georgia, determined to write a book about a supposed swamp monster that left a swath of destruction before being burned to a crisp by a flamethrower. Was the monster real, or a legend? Had it really gone on a rampage and killed people, or was the whole story part

“Bargain Hunter” by Rebecca M. Senese

Marcella, the queen of the bargain hunters, is surprised when she’s kicked out of a new thrift store in Rebecca M. Senese’s “Bargain Hunter.” Not only is she annoyed, the store’s prices aren’t really bargains—and shoppers are beginning to disappear. Marcella sneaks back in to the store for their special, after-hours sale, and finds out what’s really going on. To stop it, she has to strike the bargain of a

“In the Shade of the Slowboat Man” by Dean Wesley Smith

“In the Shade of the Slowboat Man,” by Dean Wesley Smith, is a touching tale about a vampire saying goodbye to her dying human lover. This story, which was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, was nominated for a Nebula Award. Find Dawn of the Monsters Amazon • Barnes and Noble • Kobo • Apple Books • Books2Read • Goodreads About the Author Considered one of

“Beach Comber” by Sèphera Girón

Ten-year-old Isidora finds a pair of odd-looking eggs on the beach in Sèphera Girón’s “Beach Comber.” She takes them home to her mother, not realizing the creature who laid the eggs will soon come looking for them… Find Dawn of the Monsters Amazon • Barnes and Noble • Kobo • Apple Books • Books2Read • Goodreads About the Author Sèphera Girón  is the award-winning author of over twenty published horror

“The Ritual of the Drawing” by Mark Leslie

Mark Leslie’s “The Ritual of the Drawing” is set in the small town of Birks Falls, where tradition is sacred, and the unwanted dregs of society are not a threat as long as the town has Mr. McNeal and the ritual of the drawing. After all, under the proper circumstances, a vampire is a wonderful thing for a town to have. Find Dawn of the Monsters Amazon • Barnes and