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Save 40% When you Pre-Order Geoffrey Girard’s Dark Fiction Collection FIRST COMMUNIONS

FirstCommunions-400Apex has posted the table of contents for Geoffrey Girard’s upcoming dark fiction collection First Communions. Even better: right now you can pre-order it for 40% off.

The cover art is by Anjo Matko. Title design by Matt Davis. Here’s the book description:

Geoffrey Girard first appeared in Writers of the Future and has since written and sold more than sixty short stories of dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Collected here, for the first time, are sixteen of his best, and darkest, tales.

The man who collects chips of bone from his willing victims A legendary evil is adopted by a small, and thankful, village The doomed girl invited to take part in a deliberate tragedy A horrific church choir assembled after the zombie apocalypse The boy who harvests spiders for a shadowy woman of magic A fearsome town where the children’s nightmares are all real The pain, price and beauty of blood and first loves

From the curse of ancient evils to futuristic retirement homes where the dead still rule, haunted graveyards, planets of torture where all are equal, hockey-playing demon hunters, dark sorcerers battling in Algeria, and even voodoo-cursed pirates. Explore the darkest, and most majestic, extremes of us all in sixteen unique tales that will entertain, horrify and keep you thinking long after the last page is turned.

Let the communion begin…

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Translatio”
  2. “Collecting James”
  3. “For Restful Death I Cry”
  4. “Dark Harvest”
  5. “Not Fade Away”
  6. “Unto the Lord a New Song”
  7. “Release Me”
  8. “Psychomachia”
  9. “Universal Adaptor”
  10. “Misdirection”
  11. “What You Know”
  12. “H.E. Double Hockey Sticks”
  13. “Where the Shadow Ended”
  14. “Dead in the Water”
  15. “Crawl”
  16. “First Communions”
  17. “Story Notes”
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