Announcing The Uncollected Anthology…of Urban Fantasy. This project was hatched on the Oregon Coast during the annual Oregon Writers Network Anthology Workshop. Several of us, at the urging of the awesome Dayle A. Dermatis, took a look around the room and realized that we were huge fans of each other’s writing and wanted to put something together to facilitate even more great stories. And so, we present The Uncollected Anthology.
uncollected: not collected or gathered together.
anthology: a collection of selected literary pieces.
oxymoron: a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings. The Uncollected Anthology series is indeed an oxymoron. Sprung from the minds of six fabulous authors who love fantasy, short stories, and each other’s writing, the series’ main goal is to bring you quality urban fantasy fiction.
Every three months, the authors pick a theme and write a short story for that theme. But instead of bundling the stories together, they each sell their own stories. No muss, no fuss—you can buy one story, or you can buy them all. (I hope you will want to buy them all, because they are incredible stories!)
The first issue is now live!
July 2014 – Magical Motorcycles with stories by:
Dayle A. Dermatis
and Leslie Claire Walker
About my story in Issue #1 – Magical Motorcycles:
Blood to Blood
Leslie Claire Walker
A Hunt Universe Story
Malek—the serpent from the Garden of Eden—counts himself among the local gods. The last time he rode with the others under the moonlight, his one and only apprentice died a terrible death. So when the invitation for the next midnight ride arrives on his doorstep, he refuses.
Until a human girl he cares about becomes the gods’ target.
He may be her only chance to survive, but his help comes at a steep price.
On sale now at Kobo, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. Soon to be on sale at iBooks.
Blood to Blood is a novelette (for all intents and purposes, a longer short story) set in the Hunt Universe. In chronological order, the Hunt Universe is:
Blood to Blood
Girl in Black
Just so you know where the story fits in the grand scheme of things.
The Awesomeness of Certain Parties, and Links
The Uncollected Anthology authors have partnered with Kobo books, for which many thanks are due to the awesome Mark Lefebvre, Kobo Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations. Check out TheUncollected Anthology’s group page on Kobo!
The awesome Stephanie Writt designed our UA logo and the template for our covers!
Thanks to the awesome Annie Reed and Michele Lang, who worked very hard on our group agreement. Although Michele doesn’t have a story in our Magical Motorcycles issue, I have high hopes for the next one!
The awesome Phaedra Weldon kicked ass and took initials (because she’s too awesome to take names) in designing our website. Check it out for more info on The Uncollected Anthology. We have a newsletter (quarterly, to tell you when a new issue is available).
I could not be more excited about this project, which is the brainchild of the awesome Dayle A. Dermatis! So many amazing authors. So many amazing stories. I’m so happy to count myself a member of this group.
Upcoming issues of The Uncollected Anthology:
Portals and Passageways
I hope you enjoy the stories at least as much as I did. Happy reading!