Gingerbread houses, caroling carolers, brightly trimmed trees, big family dinners, pristine snowfalls ... the familiar pleasures of the season.
But what better pleasure is there than a good holiday story? So open this winter solstice sampler and indulge in funny festive fantasies, nightmares before Christmas, and stunning space-age celebrations ... these stories will warms hearts and minds like a blazing Yule log.
Fantastic Holiday Stories by
Kevin J. Anderson, Mercedes Lackey, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jonathan Maberry, Eric James Stone, Nina Kiriki Hoffman., Quincy J Allen, Ken Scholes, Sam Knight, David Boop, Heather Graham, Brad R. Torgersen, Patricia Briggs
|Publisher:||WordFire Press LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Kevin J. Anderson has published 120 books, more than fifty of which are national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as a unique steampunk fantasy novel, Clockwork Angels, based on the concept album by legendary rock group Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, including the Five by Five and Blood Lite series. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
Brad R. Torgersen
Brad R. Torgersen is a healthcare computer geek by day, a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army Reserve on the weekend, and a science fiction writer at night. His short fiction appears regularly in the pages of Analog magazine, where he’s been numerated for several Hugo awards, and has won the Analog magazine AnLab readers’ choice award twice. He’s also published in the pages of Mike’s Resnick’s Galaxy’s Edge magazine, as well as Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show magazine. Brad’s first short fiction collection, Lights in the Deep, was released by WordFire Press in 2013. Brad’s first novel from Baen Books, titled The Chaplain’s War, comes out in October 2014.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
USA Today bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has won or been nominated for almost every major award in four genres. She particularly loves to write Christmas stories. She has three holiday collections, Five For the Winter Holidays, Santa And Other Christmas Criminals, and Silent Night. Under her paranormal romance pen name, Kristine Grayson, she has a holiday novella series (adding one per season). This year’s is so far unnamed, but last year’s is Visions of Sugar Plums. She also edited Fiction River’s holiday issue, Christmas Ghosts. When she’s not thinking about the holidays, she’s writing the Retrieval Artist series. She will release a book per month in that series in 2015. Then she will turn her attention to her popular fantasy series, The Fey. Her Smokey Dalton mystery series, which she writes as Kris Nelscott, is under development for a major motion picture. Somehow, with all of this, she still manages to write short stories which, honestly, are her first love.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am bad, the only reason I purchased this was for the Patricia Briggs story Unappreciated Gifts. I may go back and read the others, but I doubt it. In this story, Asil is dared to go on a bunch of blind dates because the pack thinks he is lonely and bored. Asil doesn’t say no to the challenge. The first date is not what he is expecting, but it Asil doesn’t want to lose the bet. So when he discovers a Vampire in the wrong place, it’s up to Asil to save the day. I was originally going to listen to this in audiobook format, but after listening to the sample, I just couldn’t. The narrator didn’t pronounce Asil’s name correctly, and that was going to annoy me. Therefore, I read it. The story is quick, fun, and exciting. I love Asil and enjoy anytime he is featured. He is such a great character; he could hold his own series. At least I think he could. I wish that we got to see the rest of the dates and the story was completed. What we got was a little short story. It was still enjoyable but a bit disappointing. I am rating this on based only on Unappreciated Gifts 4 Boundless stars.
I bought this for the Patricia Briggs story about Asil. I would love to have the expanded version that included all 5 dates! But her story alone made this purchase worthwhile. Then I looked at what else was included & wow. So many good author's make this a great purchase. Highly recommend.
Like many others I got this for the Patricia Briggs story, which did not disappoint. With that I also got a nice assortment of holiday themed short stories that were enjoyable reads as well.
Like another, I got this for the Patricia Briggs story, but enjoyed several of the others: Midnight Train and Close Knit the most so far.
I only bought this on my Nook for the Particia Briggs story Unappreciated Gifts and it was worth it! It had me laughing out loud and was very entertaining. I wish we got a whole novel on all 5 dates. I gave it 4 stars only because there are 13 stories I haven't read yet and may get around to.
Very much enjoyed all the stories. I liked Heather Graham's story very much. I would definetly recommend this book. Worth every penny.