Fact: In 1917, Katherine Cross was murdered. Her gravestone in Konawa, OK, bears the epitaph Murdered By Human Wolves. This is her story. Acclaimed werewolf saga author Steven E. Wedel touches again the universe he portrayed in his first novel, Shara. Murdered by Human Wolves is that rare mix of fact and fiction that brings out an incredible story. Teamed up with the fictional account in this exclusive volume is Steven's essay "On the Trail of Werewolves: An Interview with Mary Franklin, Paranormal Researcher" which details the findings of her researches in the Konawa cemetery where Katherine Cross is buried.
Shim and Shay don't like staying home alone while Mom and Dad go to work in the castle. Then one day a gnome tells the children how the fairies gave him a bag of gold. The children set off to ask for a bag of gold of their own so Mom and Dad won't have to work. But there are dangers they never could have imagined waiting in the wide world outside their village, including a monster in the forest.
Steven E. Wedel offers four short stories that run the gamut from pure horror to shocking hilarity. First, in "The Zombie Whisperer", a young lady living in a secure compound with a few fellow survivors of the zombie apocalypse invites in a man who says he can communicate with the walking dead.
Shara Wellington has always lacked confidence. Then her long-time high school boyfriend shows his true colors on prom night and shatters what little confidence Shara had. Two years later, though, Professor Josef Ulrik sees something in the dark-haired college girl and decides to offer her a Gift that will bring out her inner beast. Shara accepts, but soon finds that living as a werewolf presents a whole new set of problems. When she gets pregnant, Shara learns that no other female werewolf has ever carried a baby to term.
An ancient prophecy of our kind tells us that a Son will be born to the Mother and that he will lead us in the coming war. Shara is the Mother no matter how much she may wish it otherwise. Joey, her son, is destined to be our Alpha. He must be taught the ways of the wolf so that he may lead us. If Shara will not return to us, Joey must be brought to the Pack. I will teach him of his destiny. But we must use caution, for our enemies fear the power of the prophecy. They fear the Alpha. I have gathered the Pack to protect him.
When Rev. Milton Agnew learns that his church's Brazilian mission has been mysteriously destroyed, he rushes to the rainforest to see for himself. His friends and the natives they visited to convert are all dead or gone. But the village isn't empty. What he finds is a strange woman who says her name is Amara. Milton determines he will continue his mission work with this single unsaved woman no matter how many laws of man he has to break. Can he save her and himself, or is it too late?
"Unholy Womb" is the story of a young boy who finds more than he expects when he goes to carve his Halloween jack-o-lantern. In "Scream of Humanity" a pioneer doctor learns there may be something to those old wives' tales about childbirth.
In the era of mullets, Reaganomics, and Hollywood heavy metal, Josh Cooper and his girlfriend Rana set out from Florida to Tennessee to reunite with an old friend to form a new rockabilly band. What was supposed to be a scenic turnoff from the main highway turns into months of captivity, terror, and unorthodox experimentation at the hands of a disgraced professor and his hillbilly followers.
Lynette Cook knows about abuse. She learned it from her father and, later, had the lessons reinforced by the boyfriend she thought was her savior. Free at last from her own tormentors, Lynette now lives with her teenage daughter, Kari, in a small town in Oklahoma. Then one day she comes home from the grocery store to find her daughter's boyfriend and his two buddies raping Kari.
In this collection of short stories based on his acclaimed Werewolf Saga, author Steven E. Wedel reveals back story about some of the major characters in the series. Who made the Old Ones and why? How did Ulrik come to be the first werewolf born in the New World? Was Shara destined to become a werewolf? These questions and more are answered in these stories. This is a can't-miss addition to The Werewolf Saga that fans of the series will want to add to their bookshelves.
"Werewolves through the ages."
After centuries of waiting, the alpha has arrived. The pack is gathering. In the wilds of Mexico, the Old Ones gather around Shara as her third pregnancy nears its triumphant end. Meanwhile Kiona and Chris hide Joey in the Arkansas swamps, hoping the treachery they fomented will not find them. In California, Fenris rages over missed opportunities. As Joey grows into adulthood confined to a swamp, Morrigan, his unknown sister, comes of age under the tutelage of Holle, an Old One with an agenda all her own.
Ben Redding has been sent ahead of the herd traveling up the Chisholm Trail through Indian Territory. The herd needs water in the worst way, and a drought has dried up most of the creeks and turned rivers into streaks of mud. When Ben finds a clear, cold pool of water on the prairie, he thinks he's found an oasis, until he discovers what lives in the water, and what her price is for a drink. Can he return to the herd in time to warn them? Will thirsty cowboys even believe what he saw?
Nathan Jackson, old and blind, was there the day he came to life. He lived through the riot. He served the new master until he was taken away. He is the last living believer. But now there is a group of children exploring the ruins of the old insane asylum, moving closer to his hiding place. Soon, he thinks, there will be new disciples for the master.
When a meteor shower rains down on the North Pole, causing the Earth to shift on its axis, resulting in numerous natural disasters, Guy Olson and an international team of scientists are dispatched to go investigate. What they find is worse than they could have imagined. The heat from the space rocks has awakened something ancient and cold deep under the ice. Now it's looking for more heat, traveling beneath the ice, catching anything with warm blood.
Keith's mother is dead, but that doesn't mean she's stopped trying to help him turn his life around. His dad, however, doesn't see any reason he or Keith should stop drinking or using drugs. Ashley and her two best friends have never known real love. When the girls make a road trip into a larger city near their home on the Oklahoma plains, they stumble upon a book at an estate sale that might be the answer to their romantic problems.
In these 11 tales of horror Steven E. Wedel takes readers from the eye of a disturbed god to a carnival sideshow, a haunted cellar, the Old West, the frozen arctic and more in some of his most popular tales collected and made available in ebook format for the first time ever.
Dena was recently divorced and ready for a new life in Benevolence. She had a new job and an old house. The job was promising. The house was perfect. It had plenty of space for her and her two daughters. It had a great yard. It was just what she needed. She really thought this week was going to be the start of something wonderful. The house had other ideas...
Harley Shaw's life is falling apart around him. His best pasture is ruined. His cattle are gone. His wife is gone. His daughter is gone. His sanity is slipping away, and there may be dead people taunting him. Dead ain't gone, and gone ain't dead. After his land was ruined in oil speculation, Harley's wife left him, taking their young daughter with her. Harley had to find a new source of income, so he began selling all-natural burial plots on his secluded farm. But the bodies aren't where they're supposed to be.