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Here's the lowdown on the book coming out in October: here's whatit is: 3 short stories, 3 novellas, extra tidbits, and a short screenplay. Here'sthe three shorts: "The Yuletide Thing"- originally published in DoorwaysMagazine, it's about a couple who take a Christmas vacation to see country singerToby Keith in concert and rent a cabin in a nearby lake resort. The guy has beenputting up with his fiance, an alcoholic, and it just so happens that at this timeof year she turns into a horrible creature who collects and eats people's hearts."The Freeway Reaper" was originally published by Vern in the anthology"From the Shadows." Ever get stuck in freeway traffic for a long time only for traffic to let up and find yourself wondering what the hold-up was? Usually,it's because an angel has come to claim the soul of one of the drivers, and in this case it's the soul of a man who's going to see his estranged girlfriendon Valentine's Day, who's connected with a serial killer. "Looks Likea Rat to Me" was originally published in the anthology "Echoes of Terror"by Lachesis Publishing, about a family plagued by wererats. Here's the three novellas: "The Festival of Fallen Souls"-- originallywritten for the graphic novel series "American Carnevil" by Johnny MartinWalters (www.myspace.com/americancarnevil), it involves a gunslinger-type guy recruitedby a division of the government that goes after shady supernatural characters usuallyassociated with vagabond carnival freaks. After an encounter with a terrible creaturein Jamaica, he finds himself dying and his only hope to live is by attending an annual festival in the Rocky Mountains where society's elite come to meet Salonica,an ageless woman who's touch heals and provides everlasting youth, whereas herlover's touch has the power of instant death. "The Father Keeper"deals with archeologists who discover ancient Minoan ruins and the remains of a young man who, through the power of a contemporary medium, tells the story of howa zombie