Never Fear - The Tarot: Do You Really Want To Know?
Authored by Heather Graham, Authored by Lori Avocato, Authored by Michael M. Hughes, Authored by Tim Waggoner, Authored by Tara Nina, Authored by C.M.C. Dobbs, Authored by Michael A. Stackpole, Authored by Matthew Costello, Authored by C.L. Wilson, Authored by Tori Eldridge, Authored by Lisa Mannetti, Authored by Patrick Freivald, Authored by Jamie Rush, Authored by Rebecca Paisley, Authored by Edward DeAngelis, Authored by Richard Devin, Authored by Lance Taubold, Authored by Jeff DePew, Authored by Lee Lawless, Authored by Hal Bodner, Authored by Jennifer St. Giles. With bonus stories by Jayne Belmont and Janice M. Jones.
13Thirty Books asked twenty-six authors to agree to write stories based on the Tarot, with the cards determining which stories the authors would write.
Over the course of several months we reached out to some of the best genre authors and proposed our idea.
Once we had our authors, we took a tarot deck and a list of all twenty-six names. We would read the author’s name, shuffle the deck, and draw a card.
That tarot card and its traits were all the authors had to go on.
The card was removed, the deck was reshuffled, and the next name was read off.
This anthology contains twenty-six stories based on the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana and the four cards of the Minor Arcana.
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors combine their talents to deal out twenty-six dark tales influenced by the Tarot.
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C.L. Wilson’s unique blend of action, richly-imagined fantasy, and emotional intensity has made her books a favorite read for romance and fantasy readers alike. Praised for exceptional worldbuilding and lyric prose, her critically acclaimed novels have regularly appeared on bestseller lists including the USA Today, the New York Times, and Publisher’s Weekly. C.L’s novels have won numerous awards including, LifetimeTV.com’s Best Paranormal debut of 2007, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, two National Reader’s Choice awards, the Colorado Award of Excellence, and the Holt Medallion. Ms. Wilson is the honored recipient of the PEARL award from Paranormal Romance as the best new author of 2007, and winner of the 2009 PEARL award for best Romantic Fantasy novel. You can find her online at www.clwilson.com
Lisa Mannetti’s debut novel, The Gentling Box, garnered a Bram Stoker Award and she was nominated in 2010 both for her novella, “Dissolution,” and a short story, “1925: A Fall River Halloween.” She has also authored The New Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (2011); Deathwatch, a compilation of novellas—including “Dissolution”; a macabre gag book, 51 Fiendish Ways to Leave Your Lover (2010); two nonfiction books; and numerous articles and short stories in newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. Her story “Everybody Wins,” which was included in the Uncommon Assassins anthology,was made into a short film by director Paul Leyden, starring Malin Ackerman and released under the title Bye-Bye Sally. The film has been posted on YouTube. Lisa's story, "Paraphilia," was published in Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad! Her suspense story, "Everybody Wins," appeared in Uncommon Assassins. Her horror story, "The Hunger Artist," was published in Zippered Flesh 2: More Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad. The story was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. Smart Rhino has also reissued Lisa's novel The New Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
By day, Patrick Freivald is an author, high school teacher (physics, robotics, American Sign Language), and beekeeper. He lives in Western New York with his beautiful wife, two birds, three dogs, too many cats, and several million stinging insects. A member of the HWA and ITW, he's always had a soft spot for slavering monsters of all kinds. He is the author of Twice Shy, Special Dead, Blood List (with his twin brother Phil), Jade Sky, Black Tide, as well as the novella Love Bites, a growing legion of short stories, and the Jade Sky graphic novella (with Joe McKinney) for Dark Discoveries magazine. There will be more.
This bewitching Georgia Peach is anything but ordinary. She’s a mother, nurse, thriller writer, award-winning paranormal/romance/contemporary author, passionate patriot, event planner and more! She’s also home schooled three children and is the Vice-President of a charitable foundation which helps women and children’s causes and in her spare time she writes screenplays! Jenni in her own words: Under a barrage of nagging by BFF’s, I’ve been told my bio was boring, not at all a reflection of just who I am beneath the surface, which is a compliment…I think. So, I promised to rev it up a bit. Thus the reason why I’m sitting here staring at the computer screen with nothing but crickets in my brain. I’m totally into making up wild and interesting stories with a lot of heart thrown into the mix, but telling people about myself isn’t so easy. What can I tell you about me? I don’t play video games or watch horror because I can’t take the heat, but give me a kickass thriller every minute of every day and I am there. Be prepared for a Hoover Dam meltdown if you’re with me and the movie is sad. So, to avoid disaster, I love romantic comedies. Never coffee. Always tea. Never beer. Always champagne. There’s more, but hey, gotta save some secrets until after the first date, right? I grew up in Miami. Went to nursing school in Georgia, where I now reside. I raised and home schooled three great kids. I wrote for nine years before I sold a book, which made me a firm believer that a person should NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP ON THEIR DREAMS. I remember my father’s remark after a particularly scandalous story about one of my ancestors, a story that involves a conspiracy, treason, betrayal, murder, and execution, a story that after a drink or two in the bar, I might be enticed to share. Anyway, what my father said was, “You can’t keep a good man down.” And I kind of see that in myself. Not that I am necessarily good, because the definitions of moral words are often relative, but I do persevere, and I am resilient. Nothing in life has ever worked out the way I planned for it to. In many areas of my life, I have yet to reach the level I thought I would, of where I envisioned I would be, but I haven’t given up. I won’t give up. I continue to work hard and do everything I can to help who I can and to make my dreams come true. Besides great kids, family, and friends, that perseverance has so far garnered me a USA Today Bestselling tag and twelve plus books on the shelf in a number of genres (contemporary romantic suspense, historical suspense, paranormal suspense, and contemporary romance). I’ve won a number of writing awards, two National Choice Awards, three Maggie Awards, a RT Book Club Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Marlene Award, and the Golden Heart Award to name most of them. I work with several amazing women in a charity to raise money for a shelter that helps abused and homeless women and children. I’ve revived my nursing career after a long hiatus, have renewed my license, and will find the right job for me. I know there are many more great things ahead. I write romance because I believe that when you boil all of life down to its essence, if you take a human being to the very core of his existence, then you will find that what matters more than anything else is to be loved and to give love. Life is all about choices and to pull from one of Erich Fromm’s quote, I choose to create and to love rather than destroy and to hate. I hope you enjoy my stories. Go forth, dream, believe, create, inspire, and love, Jenni (J.L. Saint, Jennifer St. Giles, Jennifer Saints) PS. Writers don’t develop split personalities. They develop pseudonyms. - See more at: http://jenniferstgiles.com/content/about/#sthash.JcNECrwZ.dpuf
After working thirteen years as a registered nurse, four of which she felt like ‘Hot Lips Houlihan’ while serving in the United States Air Force, Lori Avocato picked up a book and said, "Hm. I can write one of these." Yeah right! Now as an award-winning author, Lori is multi-published with fifteen books currently sold in which her humor lends itself to her comedic voice. She writes contemporary novels and often uses her military, medical, or a combination of both backgrounds in her plots. As an Air Force veteran, Lori belongs to RomVets and The Nathan Hale Chapter of Military Officers Association. As a writer, she belongs to The Author's Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America along with several local chapters. Lori lives in the New England area, raising two teenage sons (Heaven help her!), and, of course, continuing to write novels. She'd love to hear from you via email at LAvocato@cox.net
Things that go bump in the night have always fascinated Jaime Rush. Sometimes those things are human; other times, not so much. Her new Hidden series reveals humans with the essence of gods who walk the knife's edge between Miami and a magical world of passion and danger. Part dragon, angel, or sorcerer, they must fight their own kind, demons, and the lure of their darkest nature. Jaime is the author of the award-winning Offspring series and writes romantic suspense (The Justiss Alliance series) as Tina Wainscott. Altogether she has published twenty-eight novels and five novellas. Contests, sneak peeks and more at www.jaimerush.com.
My name is Mathew Kaufman, I am an author in the Never Fear series along with horror greats and New York Times best selling authors F. Paul Wilson, Heather Graham and, Tom Monteleone. Works include: Faggot - Short Story Never Fear - Phobias: Agateophobea Never Fear - Christmas Terrors: The Perfect Present Romantic Times: Vegas - Vol 2 - There Will Always be Vegas Lights End Never Fear - The Tarot: The Hierophant
I grew up in the boonies of Pennsylvania. I was a single child and I spent many nights growing up reading all kinds of fantasy/sci-fi books. When I got older I was introduced to Dungeons&Dragons and began expressing my creative tendencies by running games for my friends. Spending hours after school making my own worlds and tales for my friends to experience. Reading, writing and gaming are passions of mine, and I am blessed to be able to share them with so many people.
Lance Taubold has been an entertainer for 25 years, performing at the MET Opera, on Broadway and on television for 5 years on the soap opera "General Hospital." As a writer he has written for Envy Man magazine, both as a fiction writer and book reviewer. His first novel RIPPER A LOVE STORY written with author Richard Devin was published summer 2013. In September 2013 he will be releasing a non-fiction work dealing with the war in Afghanistan with author Sgt. Adam Fenner ON TWO FRONTS. He will also be releasing a paranormal romantic anthology in the late fall ZODIAC LOVERS.
Crystal Perkins has always been a big reader, but she never thought she would write her own book, until she sat down and did it. She lives in Las Vegas, where you can find her running author events and selling books at conventions when she isn’t reading, buying too many Sherlock t-shirts online or finding a place to put all of her Pop! figurines. A mac and cheese connoisseur, she travels the country looking for the perfect version, while attending book conventions and signings as a cover for her research. The Griffin Brothers & Corrigan & Co. series are all international best sellers!
Devin-LaFica is a contributing writer to Southern Nevada Equestrian Magazine, Envy Man magazine and is the published author of two business books to the showbiz trade: Actors' Resumes: The Definitive Guidebook (Players Press, 2002, 2006) and Do You Want To Be An Actor? 101 Answers to Your Questions About Breaking Into the Biz (Players Press, 2002). He contributed to two anthologies: Tales from the Casting Couch (Dove, 1995) and Glory (Sands Publishing, 2001). He is an award winning playwright, having received the Foundation for the Vital Arts Award for his plays, Deceptive Peace and My Mother's Coming (produced by Money Shot Productions, Hollywood CA) and is an optioned screenwriter.
Tara Nina creates in a variety of ranges from steamy hot to simmering sweet, which includes paranormals, contemporaries, suspense and sci-fi. She’s a Southerner living in the northern wilds of New Jersey complete with grown children, four dogs, six turtles and a mountain man for a husband. She loves to hear from readers so feel free to contact her via email email@example.com Please don’t get discouraged if it takes a little while before she responds. Unfortunately, she hasn’t hit the lottery yet and has to work to battle the bills of home ownership. Being a full-time writer is on her bucket list and one day, she hopes to achieve that goal. Join her Clan MacKinnon Fan Club/Newsletter for updates on what’s new and exciting in her world. http://taranina.com/join-the-clan/ Check out her website http://taranina.com She is also available on the following media outlets: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaraNinaAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/taranina Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/taranina/
I am a Marine Corps veteran currently writing stories about knights, Elves, Dragons, and the occasional futuristic super-soldier. I am currently working on The Judges Cycle, an epic fantasy that takes place in the biblical Land of Nod, during a time when the history of their realm is all but forgotten by its inhabitants. My short fiction, which includes some horror, thriller, and a military sci-fi adventure, is featured in the "Never Fear" and "Uncharted Worlds" anthologies. When not writing, I enjoy lifting weights, running, skiing, playing various Warhammer-related games, and listening to too much heavy metal. I have a beagle, a French bulldog, and two cats who are likely descended from mighty sabertooth. I like a good steak and don't even try having a conversation with me when eating crab leg. My favorite beer is Smithwick's. My wife thinks I'm cool. My favorite Italian restaurant in Romania is Crinul Alb. Ummm... Let's see... What else? If you like looking at the stars and constellations, you should definitely download the SkyView app. Ok, I think that's all the rambling I have for one night. If you want to read more of my rambling, see pictures of cute dogs, photos of nostalgic sci-fi and fantasy, or the occasional Marine Corps motivational post, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. I also have a website that I update every now and again: https://readaidanrussell.com