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Twilight Times Ezine
a digital journal of speculative fiction
Halloween 2017 Issue
Twilight Times ezine has been providing some of the best stories and poetry available online since July 1998.
See an overview of the Halloween 2015 issue.
A few highlights of the Halloween 2015 issue.
See an overview of the Halloween 2014 issue.
Publication of Twilight Times ezine has been sporadic for the past couple of years, but we're re-launching with the Halloween 2017 issue (Oct. 2017). Going forward, we will be publishing on a regular quarterly schedule -- Winter (January 2018), Spring (April 2018), Summer (July 2018) and a special Halloween issue (October 2018). We need poetry and stories for upcoming issues. We will be open to submissions from Oct. 5 to Dec. 5, 2017.
Many thanks to the talented contributors who are sending us the finest in speculative fiction, poetry and fantasy artwork. This is the thirty-fifth issue of Twilight Times ezine - online since July 1998.
We are delighted to announce Kaitlin's Tale by Christine Amsden is the Winner of the Gold medal in the 2017 Global Ebook Awards for contemporary Fantasy.
All the Glitters
All that Glitters, fantasy by Loren K. Jones.
Stavin Kel'Aniston is a brave man in a boy's body. Encountering a dragon, he proves his courage and receives a gift beyond imagining. Book 1 in the Stavin DragonBlessed series.
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 was listed in the Writer's Digest 2012 Top 100 Markets for Book & Magazine Writers.
A Little Elfy in Big Trouble, fantasy by Barb Caffrey.
Young Bruno the Elfy and Sarah, his mostly-human teenage girlfriend, are in deep trouble. Can young love, desperation, and great unexpected power win out despite it all?
Above the Ash, fantasy by Maria DeVivo.
This final installment in The Coal Elf Chronicles will bring everything to a head. Whatever the outcome, the North Pole will never be the same.
Fists of Justice, fantasy by Christopher Nuttall.
The war is over. But the scars remain. As Emily returns to Beneficence, she finds herself dealing with the darker consequences of her innovations ...
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Kaitlin's Tale, fantasy by Christine Amsden.
Kaitlin Mayer is on the run from the father of her baby - a vampire who wants her to join him in deadly eternity.
Winner of the Gold medal in the 2017 Global Ebook Awards for contemporary Fantasy.
Samantha's Talent, SF/F by Darrell Bain.
Samantha Douglas is a pretty, shy ten year old girl living in a remote area of Alaska with her parents. She is normal except for one very unique and exceptional talent: she has been able to talk to animals as far back as she can remember. There is only one problem: no one believes her, not even her family..
The Barbarian Bride, military SF by Christopher Nuttall.
The Federation is collapsing into chaos. The maddened Emperor is determined to destroy his new enemies, whatever the cost.
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.
Under Strange Suns, SF by Ken Lizzi.
"Ken Lizzi's new novel [Under Strange Suns] blasts off in an action-packed flight to worlds far away, in a cross between John Carter and Star Trek, with just a dab of Starship Trooper tossed in. And it's swords and guns and aliens, oh, my ... What's not to like?" ~ Steve Perry, New York Times Bestselling Author
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