Synopses & Reviews
Includes a brand-new story featuring Sookie Stackhouse and Manfred Bernardo
ALL-NEW TALES OF UNUSUAL ATHLETICS BY JAN BURKE * DANA CAMERON * ADAM-TROY CASTRO * BRENDAN DuBOIS * CHARLAINE HARRIS * TONI L. P. KELNER * CAITLIN KITTREDGE * WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER * ELLEN KUSHNER * MERCEDES LACKEY * JOE R. LANSDALE * LAURA LIPPMAN * SEANAN McGUIRE * BRANDON SANDERSON * SCOTT SIGLER
Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this all-new story collection of the most peculiar plays ever made
Sports fans live and die by their teams successes and failuresthough not literally. But these fourteen authors have written spiritedin more ways than onenew tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched.
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harriss The Blue Hereafter,” Manfred Bernardo learns about softball from a certain blond barmaid in Louisiana.
Life-and-death stakes make the competition get serious in New York Times bestseller William Kent Kruegers Hide and Seek.”
New York Times bestselling author Mercedes Lackeys False Knight on the Road” features a high-stakes drag race on a foggy mountain road between a clever young bootlegger and a mysterious stranger.
In New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippmans Ice,” a young girl learns the true story behind a bit of neighborhood folklore.
New York Times bestseller Seanan McGuire presents Jammed,” in which a chimera loose during the Roller Derby makes it anyones guess as to who will still be skating by the time the buzzer sounds.
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sandersons Dreamer,” a game of cops and robbers is a new challenge when the players are able to switch bodies at will.
And New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler follows ghost stomper Hunter Hunterson as he investigates a haunted, never-ending baseball game in The Case of the Haunted Safeway.”
These and eight more supernatural sporting stories are guaranteed to have you rooting for the home team
Praise for An Apple for the Creature
“Fresh, inventive, and downright entertaining.”—Monsters and Critics
Praise for the editors previous collections:
“Exceptional authors…A captivating collection.” —Darque Reviews
“Entertaining and worth reading. This excellent collection will appeal to the growing legion of paranormal fans.” —Library Journal
“Experienced genre hands ensure the high quality.” —Booklist
“Fresh, interesting tales… [that] star some of the more famous series characters like Sookie Stackhouse.” —Alternative Worlds
“Thoroughly enjoyable.” —Monsters and Critics
“Delightful, entertaining, and chilling.” —Fresh Fiction
PRAISE FOR AN APPLE FOR THE CREATURE
"A buffet of frightening fun."--Reader to Reader Review
"School is back in session with this delightful collection of tales featuring many different types of education." --citybookreview.com
"Fresh, inventive and downright entertaining." --monstersandcritics.com PRAISE FOR THE EDITORS' PREVIOUS COLLECTIONS:
"Entertaining and worth reading. This excellent collection will appeal to the growing legion of paranormal fans." --Library Journal
"Fresh, interesting tales...[that] star some of the more famous series characters like Sookie Stackhouse." --Alternative Worlds
TALES OF UNUSUAL ATHLETICS BY
TONI L. P. KELNER
WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER
JOE R. LANSDALE
Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this collection of the most peculiar plays ever madeincluding a story featuring Sookie Stackhouse and Manfred Bernardo
Sports fans live and die by their teams successes and failuresthough not literally. But these fifteen authors have written spiritedin more ways than onetales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched.
Includes an original Sookie Stackhouse story
TALES OUT OF SCHOOL BY ILONA ANDREWS AMBER BENSON RHYS BOWEN MIKE CAREY CHARLAINE HARRIS DONALD HARSTAD STEVE HOCKENSMITH NANCY HOLDER FAITH HUNTER TONI L. P. KELNER MARJORIE M. LIU JONATHAN MABERRY THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI
What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Games Creatures Play?
Your worst school nightmarestaking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked at a school assembly, not knowing which door to enter throughwill pale in comparison to these thirteen stories that take academic anxiety to realms you never dared to imagine. Youll need more than an apple to stave off these creatures. Remember your first lesson: Resistance is fruitless!
About the Author
is the author of the #1 New York Times
bestselling fantasy/mystery series featuring Sookie Stackhouse (the basis for the HBO series True Blood
) and the New York Times
bestselling mystery series featuring lightning-struck corpse locator Harper Connelly. She is also the author of Midnight Crossroad
, the first in the Midnight, Texas, series, and a coauthor of the Cemetery Girl
graphic novel trilogy.
TONI L. P. KELNER writes the Family Skeleton Mysteries as Leigh Perry and, under her own name, is the author of the Where Are They Now?” Mysteries and the Laura Fleming mystery series. She has won an Agatha Award and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and has been nominated multiple times for the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Derringer awards.