"Write the first draft with your heart and the second draft with your head."
~Sean Connery in 'Finding Forester'
This disaster-relief fund-raising anthology contains my short story "Shut Up & Drive".
from Five Rivers Publishing, containing my silly "The Genius of Being Fashionably Evil".
Liam hasn’t seen his widow, Becca, in nearly four hundred years and suddenly, there she is, riding her bike past the commuter train he’s stuck on with a pixie princess.
In the ongoing battle between Light and Dark, Liam is a Shield of Light, a protector of the Balance, and he has been running and hiding from Dark Hunters for over two thousand years. He’s not immortal in the usual sense of the word, but he’s been reincarnated so many times that his body and mind are slowly breaking down, which is the perfect time for Becca, Dark forces, and an elven bounty hunter to arrive in town.
Liam’s not the only one in trouble though, because all over the world Shields are dying, the Balance is shifting in Lucifer’s favour, and it’s all because of the smartphone app from Hell.
He was The Handcuff King and The Greatest Showman Alive, but did Harry Houdini walk away from it all the night he was attacked and became a vampire, or did he ‘come out of the coffin’ and make it all part of his act? And how did his staunchly Catholic wife, Bess, react when her Jewish husband rose from the dead? For Harry Houdini, there's No Escaping the Blood.
"Was really delighted with this book! It is an action-packed and engrossing read, with a very clever yet believable 'take' on the age-old theme of the struggle between the forces of Light and Dark...."
~ AC of Michigan (see full 5 star review on Amazon.com)
"...It's a fast paced, action packed read that moves smoothly from multiple perspectives. I was so surprised and taken into the story that I plan on rereading it right away to soak up some more of it! Five stars!"
~How do you stop a serial killer in the family?
~What does a mother do when a dragon attacks her baby?~Can a monster have more compassion than a man?
~Why would a bus driver want to kill all of his passengers?
~What happens to God when mankind is gone?
~If you invented time travel, what's the first thing you would do?
24 short stories and 1 poem (it's about zombies, so it's cool). There's a little something here for everyone who likes their stories dark with a teaspoon of humour.
"Every story in this engaging collection by Tim Reynolds will charm and delight. Reynolds has provided the reader with magic, outright laughter, and bittersweet moments interwoven with interesting characters and locations. From a bonsai-loving graduate student who makes an unusual friend to Death on a date, from Japan to the old family farm, each story provides a unique and quirky look at the everyday world.
~Barbara Galler-Smith, Author and Editor