Uncollected Anthology Issue 5: Magical Libraries

It’s here!

The fifth issue of the quarterly Uncollected Anthology is here…and I’m especially happy about the theme this time around. This time, we all wrote about Magical Libraries, and I had such a good time with it. If you’re not familiar with the series, please read on below…

My story “Kitty of Death” is included in this uncollected collection and I hope that you enjoy it!

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When you lose a Library Cat, the late fees are murder…

Corrie the Cat Librarian leads an orderly life in the strange little town of New Castle, Connecticut. As Keeper of Feline Deities at the Royall School for Litigomancy, Corrie lends her cats out to magicworkers who need a familiar to complete their spells.

A safe and rather boring existence…

But when Idris, a minor Egyptian deity, goes missing, Corrie and the formidable litigomancer Elizabeth Royall must battle an evil, medieval necromancer bent on capturing death itself. And in the process, Corrie discovers the deadly power of a quiet magic.

“Lang is a writer to watch.” — Booklist

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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.

To find out more about the Uncollected Anthology series, please visit us at www.uncollectedanthology.com.

And please check out all of the stories in this volume of the Anthology series!

 

 

 

These Chains cover web (2) “These Chains,” Dayle A. Dermatis

Madeleine works at a secret library beneath the New York Public Library, serving her final magical-juvie sentence. If she keeps her head down and does her time, she’ll finally be free. But when the most prized—and most dangerous books—are stolen, the ancient ones affixed with chains, all eyes turn on her.

Because her girlfriend—the girl she thought was her girlfriend—clearly had her fingers all over the job.

The Magical Council tells Madeleine to sit tight; they’ll handle it. Madeleine, however, isn’t any good at waiting for someone else to solve a problem. She has to get involved, even if she ends up being found guilty for doing the wrong thing for the right reasons…yet again.

“…One of the best writers working today.” —USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith

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The Library of Orphaned Hearts,” Annie Reed

The books in Gretta’s library contain something far more precious than words. Something she lost herself in her youth and thought gone forever until a stranger made of shadows and smiles handed her a key and a book she couldn’t read.

The books in Gretta’s library can never be purchased, only loaned, and only to those truly in need.

The books in Gretta’s library can change your life.

If you’re brave enough to ask.

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“All the Words in All the Worlds,” Leslie Claire Walker

When Chris Garcia reads the magical morning Metro section of the newspaper, one and only one article stands out: a girl named Alice must find something precious she’s lost before nightfall or go to Hell. Chris figures his newfound magical skill of finding the lost will save her. Instead, he walks straight into a trap. If he fails to find a way out before the sun sets, he dooms Alice—and himself—forever.

“For more than a decade now, I have adored the work of Leslie Claire Walker.”— Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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“The Midbury Lake Incident,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Mary Beth Wilkins knows she made a mistake the moment she sees her beloved library burn. She also knows what she must do next to protect herself and her secret. And although she failed to save this library, she has a more important purpose to fulfill—a magical purpose. If she acts fast.

“Rusch is a great storyteller.” —RT Book Reviews

 

 

Guest Author

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“The Library of Atlants,” Dean Wesley Smith

Poker Boy specializes in asking stupid questions. But sometimes even stupid questions need answers.

To save the fabric of all things from unraveling, whatever that means, Poker Boy must go to the Library of Atlantis and do something that no one ever accomplished before.

Poker Boy saves all things. Again!

“[The Poker Boy] series is unlike anything else out there.

It’s quirky and a lot of fun.” —Amazing Stories

 

“Kitty of Death” Coming Soon

So, I’m in this group of urban fantasy writers who publish stories every quarter to a different theme. We call our group Uncollected Anthology, and the theme for this quarter is Magical Libraries. My friends in Connecticut may especially like this :) I had a ton of fun with this one…it’s coming in August!

Here’s the blurb:

When you lose a Library Cat, the late fees are murder…

Corrie the Cat Librarian leads an orderly life in the strange little town of New Castle, Connecticut. As Keeper of Feline Deities, Corrie lends her cats out to magicworkers who need a familiar to complete their spells.

A safe and rather boring existence…

But when Idris, a minor Egyptian deity, goes missing, Corrie and the formidable litigomancer Elizabeth Royall must battle an evil, medieval necromancer bent on capturing death itself. And in the process, Corrie discovers the deadly power of a quiet magic.

“Lang is a writer to watch.”  — Booklist

Coming in August...

Coming in August…

Story Bundle: LAST DAY and CONTEST!

Apocalyptic Adventure Novels in Storybundle!

Apocalyptic Adventure Novels in Storybundle!

I am thrilled that my novel NETHERWOOD was included in this amazing StoryBundle of apocalyptic books featuring courageous women.  We are in the home stretch with this special bundle, with only 24 hours to go until the last day!

I will be giving three lucky winners the ENTIRE BUNDLE by the end of the day! Just comment here or at my FB page and you will be entered. Sign up for my email list (see the upper right side of my website main page) and you will get 5 extra entries!

Love action/adventure, sci-fi/fantasy with kick butt heroines? Want to win 9 (yes, nine!) ebooks? LIKE, COMMENT, SIGN UP! I’ll pick a winner at the end of the day!

Coming Soon: INTO THE REAL

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I’ve been busy with writing and couldn’t be happier. This is the cover of my first short story collection, featuring all kinds of science fiction tales. Some published before, but some of these stories are brand-new. More info as this goes live!

Free Read: “The Witch of Budapest” from the Winter Witches Uncollected Anthology!

My Winter Witches story for the Uncollected Anthology

 

The days are getting colder, and winter’s magic is coming. What better time to share a little tale with you?

This story is set in the universe of the Lady Lazarus WWII urban fantasy series. It tells the tale of how the last of the Lazarus witches, Magda Lazarus, said farewell to her mother, and hello to the notorious vampire Lord Bathory in Budapest in 1936.

Please check out the other stories in the Uncollected Anthology!

Budapest, 1936

The night after my mother died, I met her in my dreams, in a dark wood.
And I was furious.

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