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ODD ADVENTURES WITH YOUR OTHER FATHER by Norman Prentiss available now for $1!

From Bram Stoker Award-winning author Norman Prentiss comes the “beautifully un-categorizable but wholly delightful” Odd Adventures with Your Other Father, available for a limited time for only $1!

Because one of her fathers died when she was very young, much of Celia’s family knowledge comes from stories her surviving father narrates—road-trip adventures from the mid-80s that explore homophobia in a supernatural context. As she considers these adventures (a rescue mission aided by ghostly hallucinations; a secluded town of strangely shaped inhabitants; a movie star with a monstrous secret), Celia uncovers startling new truths about her family’s past.

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INVISIBLE FENCES by Norman Prentiss available now for FREE!

Invisible Fences earned Norman Prentiss the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction. This terrifying tale is available for FREE for a limited time!

Nathan’s parents devised cautionary tales for him and his sister—gruesome stories about predatory cars racing along the “Big Street” at one end of their neighborhood, or dope fiends lurking in the woods behind their house and ready to plunge hypodermics into the skin of foolish young trespassers. These stories served their purpose during Nathan’s gullible childhood, essentially constructing an invisible fence around the yard and keeping the boy close to home where he’d be safe.

Such barriers are not so easy to discard in later life. As an adult, Nathan no longer believes his parents’ stories, and yet they still confine him. He lives cautiously, avoiding serious relationships, avoiding risk. But despite his efforts, something from his parents’ cautionary tales threatens to creep beneath that invisible border…and the enclosed yard might not be as safe and secure as it always seemed…

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FOUR LEGS IN THE MORNING: THE COLLECTION by Norman Prentiss available now for only $0.99!

Norman Prentiss is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the book Invisible Fences. He’s also an accomplished short story writer, with work appearing in Postscripts, Black Static, the Shivers anthology series, and many others. Four Legs in the Morning contains three interconnecting tales about Dr. Bennet Sibley, an aging academic who never fails to get what he wants. It’s available right now for only $0.99!

Dr. Sibley, long-standing Chair of the English and Classical Literature Department at Graysonville University, has outlasted many of his detractors. In this collection of three linked stories, mysterious consequences await those who defy or disappoint him:

– A new colleague, whose avant-guard theories offend Sibley’s traditional critical sensibilities, uncovers a new answer to an ancient riddle (“Four Legs in the Morning”);

A student plagiarist learns to regret his dishonesty (“Flannel Board”):

A a young administrator attempts to curtail some of Sibley’s power, until he discovers the fate of his predecessor (“The Mask of Tragedies”).

All of these characters eventually learn—sometimes too late—that Dr. Sibley may be far more powerful than he seems.

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INVISIBLE FENCES by Norman Prentiss available for a limited time for only $0.99!

Invisible Fences was originally published as part of the Cemetery Dance Novella Series. This suspenseful tale from Bram Stoker Award winner Norman Prentiss is available now for a limited time for only $0.99!

Nathan’s parents devised cautionary tales for him and his sister—gruesome stories about predatory cars racing along the “Big Street” at one end of their neighborhood, or dope fiends lurking in the woods behind their house and ready to plunge hypodermics into the skin of foolish young trespassers. These stories served their purpose during Nathan’s gullible childhood, essentially constructing an invisible fence around the yard and keeping the boy close to home where he’d be safe.

Such barriers are not so easy to discard in later life. As an adult, Nathan no longer believes his parents’ stories, and yet they still confine him. He lives cautiously, avoiding serious relationships, avoiding risk. But despite his efforts, something from his parents’ cautionary tales threatens to creep beneath that invisible border…and the enclosed yard might not be as safe and secure as it always seemed…

InvisibleFences

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