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Twilight Times Ezine
a digital journal of speculative fiction
Summer 2012 Issue
Twilight Times ezine has been providing some of the best stories and poetry available online since July 1998.
See an overview of the Summer 2012 issue.
A few highlights of the Summer 2012 issue.
Twilight Times ezine was on hiatus for the past couple of years, but we will re-launch with the Halloween 2014 issue. Going forward, we will be publishing on a regular quarterly schedule -- Winter (January 2015), Spring (April 2015), Summer (July 2015) and a special Halloween issue (October 2014). We need poetry and stories for the Winter issue as well as the Spring issue. We will be open to submissions from Feb. 15 to Mar. 5, 2015.
Many thanks to the talented contributors who are sending us the finest in speculative fiction, poetry and fantasy artwork. This is the thirty-third issue of Twilight Times ezine - online since July 1998.
Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine is now part of the Twilight Times family of publications which includes Twilight Times Books, Paladin Timeless Books and Twilight Times ezine.
The Dazzling Darkness a supernatural mystery by Paula Cappa. A secret lies buried beneath the haunting statuary in Old Willow Cemetery. In Concord, Massachusetts, the surrounding woods are alive with the spirits of transcendentalists Emerson, Thoreau, and Alcott. Elias Hatch, the cemetery keeper, is the last of modern-day transcendentalists. Does he know the secret power buried in Old Willow Cemetery? Would he reveal it?
Check out Paula's story The Haunting of Jezebeth.
The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards
This book was written not only with the aspiring reviewer in mind, but also for the established reviewer who needs a bit of refreshing and also for anybody--be they author, publisher, reader, bookseller, librarian or publicist--who wants to become more informed about the value, purpose and effectiveness of reviews.
If you enjoy the stories you've read in Twilight Times, then you'll also enjoy books published by Twilight Times Books. More great stories, only longer! Links to story excerpts.
Twilight Times Books is listed in the Writer's Digest 2012 Top 100 Markets for Book & Magazine Writers.
Anselm: a Metamorphosis, metaphysical suspense by Florence Byham Weinberg.
Christians believe the spirit survives the body. The philosopher René Descartes equated mind and spirit and tried to prove them totally separable. Are they?
ParaNormal Detective, fantasy by Christine Amsden.
"In this entertaining series opener, Amsden (The Immortality Virus) introduces readers to the eponymous Cassie, a decidedly mundane member of a magical family. ...Readers will enjoy Cassie's fish-out-of-water struggles as she fights magical threats with little more than experience and bravado." ~ Publishers Weekly
Dragon Fire, fantasy by Dina von Lowenkraft.
A young shapeshifting dragon must choose between his forbidden love for a human and face death, or fulfill his duty in an ancient blood feud and kill her best friend – forever ending any possibility of finding true love.
Extraction Point!, SF suspense by Travis S. Taylor and Stephanie Osborn.
Ray Brady leads an ultra-secret DHS team guarding against extraterrestrials and time-travelers. When they confront a mysterious man in NYC, he leaps from a ten-story building--vanishing in mid-air. Soon, researchers, gold, nuclear fuel, and other valuable commodities disappear world-wide. Who--or what--is this man? Can he be stopped?.
Lucid, YA fantasy by Natalie Roers.
"...Brimming with adolescent angst regarding intimacy and choice, this simplistic bildungsroman will most appeal to young fantasy fans." ~ Publishers Weekly
The Coal Elf, fantasy by Maria DeVivo.
Ember Skye is not another spell casting wizard or vampire groupie. She is a fed up teenage Coal Elf with a big ashy chip on her shoulder. After six years of obedient service in the coal mines, her possession of the fabled "Naughty List" sets into motion a chain of events that will see her take on her demonic boss, a mysterious Council and the head of the North Pole himself: Santa Claus!
The Curse Giver, fantasy by Dora Machado.
Betrayed and condemned to die for a crime she didn't commit, an innocent healer must ally with the embittered lord pledged to kill her in order to defeat not only the vile curse obliterating their lives, but also the curse giver who has already conjured their demise.
The Melanin Apocalypse, SF suspense by Darrell Bain.
A man-made virus is killing all the blacks in the world. The African continent is devolving into total and complete chaos. Blacks in America begin rioting and killing Whites. China prepares to invade Taiwan...
Practical Tips for Online Authors 2012 edition by Lida E. Quillen. ** 800+ verified links of benefit to writers.
"...You'll find timely tips from bestselling authors and professional explanations for everything you will ever need to succeed in online publishing. Run, don't walk, to buy this book! You'll be glad you did." ~ Charlotte Boyett-Compo, author of the popular WindLegends series
The Solomon Scandals, by David Rothman.
An entertaining mix of suspense and satire on Washington, D.C.'s oft-bizarre ways. Rothman's newspaper novel is about real estate tycoons and bureaucrats--not just the usual politicians, spymasters and journalists.
"David Rothman's bright, breezy, fast-paced, and funny novel shines a merciless spotlight on greed, skulduggery and fraud within government..." ~ Bettina Gregory, former ABC News Correspondent.
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