Wednesday, July 1, 2009

[Product Release] Buried Tales Anthology

From 12 to Midnight:

Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas
Welcome to Pinebox, a sleepy little East Texas town with more than its share of trouble. Whether it's the snake cultists running the local bar or vengeful spirits haunting the high school boys locker room, there always seems to be some sort of trouble brewing just below the surface. Join us for a dozen tales of horror from these haunting voices in fiction.
Editor: Matt M. McElroy

Lovable Creatures, by Jason Blair - Alby and Angie have seen some weird things during the graveyard shift at Speedy Pete's gas 'n beer. Things just got weirder.

The One That Got Away, by Preston P. DuBose - A fishing trip on Lake Greystone takes a turn for the strange when best friends Clay and Pete find a body in the water. Things get even more interesting when the body turns out to still be alive!

Mother, by Trey Gorden - Art has never had what you'd call a successful life. In fact, you could call it downright cursed. But all of that could finally change after he sees a news story that offers a tantalizing hint about his mother's death. All he has to do is live long enough to see it through.

The Evil Within, by Derek Gunn - What could cause bodies to appear dessicated practically overnight? A rookie Sheriff's deputy refuses to turn a blind eye to Pinebox's unusual qualities when he teams up with the county's unofficial coroner to solve a series of murders.

Stigmatized Property, by Jess Hartley - Real Estate Agent Suzanne Witcomb has slowly watched her business fall apart after the death of her husband. Her exotic, handsome, and--most importantly--wealthy new client may just be her ticket for getting out of Pinebox.

Guitar Zero, by Shane Lacy Hensley - ETU student and hot-shot programmer Cal Griffis can't resist the challenge of learning the contents of dead friend's private hard drive. What kind of research project could have led to his death? Unfortunately for Cal, this is one challenge he wishes he had never accepted.

Blood-Born, by Charles Rice - A hospital visit turns violent for a recovering Leukemia patient. If Jack can't control the presence growing inside him, it threatens to consume him just as it has done his predecessors.

Pie, by Monica Valentinelli - One villain is pitted against another in this cat-and-mouse tale of murder, mistaken identity... and pie!

Off Radio, by David Wellington - Deputy Clark is faced with tough decisions when an ETU student's decapitation brings up a painful secret.

The Witch of Linda Lane, by Ed Wetterman - How far will a pair of kids go to right wrongs and put a stop to an evil crone living in their neighborhood? Is it far enough?

Last Exit to Pinebox, by J.D. Wiker - Road-weary travelers stop at an all-night diner on Christmas Eve in Pinebox, hoping for coffee and directions. Unfortunately, leaving isn't as easy.

The Hanging Tree, by Filamena Young - Pinebox seems like a great place for a young lawyer, one just like Louis Rainer, to make his mark as a public defender. However, it's hard to defend your clients when they offer full confessions when coming face to face with Judge Howard Lindsey. What makes them so terrified? Should Rainer feel the same?

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