of the Horrific and Fantastic
Sink your teeth into this book of fantastical short stories that will leave you wanting more. This collection mixes fantasy, science fiction, horror, and more into one big boiling pot of tastiness. Stories may include princesses, talking birds, alien species, magical items, terrifying creatures, cyborgs, or assassins. You’ll get your fill of thrills and chills.
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"Whether you want sci-fi action, terrifying horror, heartfelt drama, or bloody violence, you will get what you came for when you pick up this amazing collection of stories."
"Some of these stories were truly chilling, some were wildly intriguing, and others were rather gruesome, but one thing they all had in common was that they were entertaining. There were great twists that I didn't expect, fascinating details that I could envision with ease thanks to the author's descriptions, and a nice blend of those premises that were clearly fictional and those that didn't seem too far-fetched at all."
"If you like flash fiction and similar short pieces of work, I’d recommend checking out Tantalizing Tales of the Horrific and Fantastic."
"This collection is definitely fantastic with just the right amount of tantalizing terror! I look forward to reading more by this author."
"These short stories fit well into even the busiest of schedules if you’re looking for something quick and fun."
The Golden Bell
"Considering how well this novel was written, I’d say that The Golden Bell, the first in a series, is a resounding success."
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We all know the tale of the beautiful maiden who marries a dashing lord on a white horse and lives happily ever after. But what happens when that seemingly charming lord falls for someone else years later? Oh, and he is also a serial killer. What happens if his new love interest has his incomparably beautiful wife transformed into a hideous monster?
Follow the adventures of the vain Bellicent Barbebleu in a tale that features angry faeries, that one drunk friend who wants to fight everyone, dresses made of curtains, cursed pastries, and a cackling skeleton who favors spiked armor decorated with skulls, skulls, and more skulls.
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Still Standing Anthology
Hollow Hills presents Still Standing, an anthology of short stories about empowerment and healing. Various authors, each with their own unique stories to tell, came together to create this anthology that benefits a wonderful cause. The short stories and poems involve bullying, harassment, or ill-treatment by others in some form or fashion. However dark the stories may get, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and the protagonists will show that they will not yield to hate, that they will not be kept down on their knees forever. We hope that our bit of fiction will show that no one has to give in to such treatment. We have been knocked down but in the end, we are still standing. The royalties from this anthology go to Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit organization that offers 24/7 support for those in crisis. Find out more about this organization here.
Savage Beatings: An elf braves ridicule and abuse as a sacrifice for his homeland and people.
We Called It Azimov: A group of scientists come together to create a machine unlike any other. One scientist uses this modern marvel to satisfy her desire for revenge.
The Brave Blacksmith: The legendary Blacksmith must fight his own demons while confronting real enemies to
Buccaneer’s Beginning: A young elf wants to be a sea captain like her father, but her mother insists she become a mage. She clings to her dreams despite the ridicule and pressure of others.
The Living Tree: An inspirational poem about life itself.
"Its premise of taking a stand against bullying is something that is very important to me. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read some unique, decently quick tales about hope in the midst of darkness."
"Still Standing should be read by anyone who has ever wished for justice."
"I liked each one, and recommend this book to other readers. I look forward to reading more by these authors, whether it be more short stories or something full-length."
"Really liked these short stories, nice variation between them all. It kept you on your toes. You didn’t know what to expect. Each story, made the worlds built feel so much bigger. So well done on that guys. You had a bit of everything, sci-fi, fantasy, poetry and a little thriller."
Junior Paranormal Investigators:
The Haunting of Room 909
Summer is usually a time of fun and games for most children, but Hanna and Ben Littleton are not your average eleven and twelve-year-old. Their father is Percy Littleton, a famous paranormal investigator, and this summer they are traveling to different locations to investigate unexplained phenomenons. Things are rather boring until they stop at Castleridge Hotel. The hotel is reportedly haunted by more than one ghostly presence and the manager has asked Percy for help.
Though warned by their father not to meddle in his investigation, the brother and sister are convinced they can prove their worth as true investigators. Their eagerness soon turns to terror when Hanna begins having visions about a certain former employee of the hotel, the elevator takes them to the ninth floor on its own, and ghosts interact with them. The building seems to have a mind of its own as Hanna and Ben are forced to figure out what really happened one hundred years ago at Castleridge Hotel, before the spirits trapped inside decide to make them permanent residents.
"This is a book for you if you like middle-grade adventure, the paranormal, funny moments, and likeable characters.
"A fast-paced and exciting read with the perfect mix of humor and horror in this first book in the series. I'm curious to see where the story will go as the author touched on an interesting backstory involving UFO's which is a personal fave of mine. I'll definitely be recommending this fun read to my Grade 5 class. "
"This was an enjoyable, fast-paced book with a great mix of supernatural creepiness and humour. Just right for youngsters 8/9 and above."
"A wonderfully fun and enjoyable story. I look forward to reading more by this author."
"Hanna and Ben were such brave kids. Some of their paranormal experiences would have frightened people who were decades older than them, so I was impressed by how persistent they were during this case. They did a great job piecing the clues together and continuing to try to figure out what happened no matter how unpredictable their ghostly opponents were. The final scene made it sound like this is part of a series, so I’ll be curious to find out what might happen next to Ben and Hanna when they meet their next ghost.
I’d recommend Junior Paranormal Investigators: The Haunting of Room 909 to anyone who enjoys a good haunting."
Tales of the
"I loved reading this anthology! Each of the works took me out of the real world and into lands of enchantment, and I had a great time in every one. Whether I was dealing with a poem or a story, the characters were easy to envision and the worlds were easy to fall into, and I was sad to leave them. I especially wish there was more to "Storm-Spun," and I can't wait to see where "The Blacksmith's Quest" goes! Five happy stars!"
~ Amazon Customer
Hollow Hills is proud to present our second annual anthology: Tales of the Siblings-Not-So-Grim. This collection of short stories and poetry from various authors concerns fairy tale retellings, fun twists on popular fairy tales, or original fairy tale works. Dive into the mystical, mythical world of elves, sorcerers, dragons, and more magical creatures. Keep an eye out for this anthology from our talented authors, coming November 29th, 2019.
Authors with works included in the anthology are: David Quesenberry, Aurora Styles, Larry D. Fort, Jennifer Quail, Marie Krepps, and Jacob Mahurien.